Nobody asked Obeetee to help the farmers, the land that surrounds the main campus. Yet, that is what Obeetee did when it built its Water Treatment Facility. (Upon publication, Rizzy shared with us that they also clean their water. Hopefully there are others that do the same.)
The water that is used in the dye process and the rug washing process is not discarded. It is processed and the water is cleaned. The clean water then goes through irrigation channels that supply 100 acres of farm land. Almost as far as the eye can see.
The water treatment facility could clean more water per day, Obeetee does not currently use enough water to max out the machinery.
The solid waste that is separated out of the water is treated further by another source and then put into landfill — currently the only option available.
The water is safe for the fields. Obeetee does regular testing on the water. They also bring in an outsider to test the water periodically.
They care about the environment. They are watching what they put in to the community and what they take out.
In addition to the water process, Obeetee has set up a system to monitor their air pollution. They have an air pollution control on the boiler.
Whenever they can recover energy, they do. Whenever they can improve their environmental impact, they do. When they can conserve energy they do.
As a company, they are watching. They are watching their carbon footprint.
Another company that also has a water treatment plant, in India, is Rizzy Home. I have yet to visit their treatment plant. One can assume it does the same thing– clean the water, help the farmers. I look forward to visiting their water treatment plant, next week.