Clean Water. Great Beer.

09.20.21

You may have seen some construction at our Taproom.. Here's the deal on that project. Clean water is a necessity that many of us may take for granted. Clean water is also essential to great beer. That's why Goose Island Beer Company is working in partnership with the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) to commission an on-site wastewater treatment system at our Fulton Street brewery.

This system will offer a host of benefits, including: 

  • Real-time pH neutralization of wastewater.
  • Precision dosing of acid and caustic, minimizing chemical use.
  • Consolidation of all process wastewater discharge points to a single location.
  • Safeguards to ensure that discharged wastewater meets or exceeds MWRD pH requirements. 

With this system, we will further help protect infrastructure that 10.35 million people rely on. Through this project, Goose Island Beer Company will make progress towards our Sustainability Plan target of improving water quality in our community. 

Learn more about the MWRD here.