Feb 02, 2018

Iowa Egg Facility Penalized for Wastewater Runoff

The facility allowed its wastewater to reach a creek

Iowa egg company penalized for allowing wastewater to reach creek

Daybreak Foods Inc., located in Eagle Grove, Iowa, has been penalized by Iowa state authorities for allowing wastewater generated at the facility to reach a creek.

The facility, which produces eggs, will be made to pay an administrative penalty of $5,500, according to the Department of Natural Resources.

It is likely the wastewater was able to reach the creek due to heavy rains this past August washing away a field application of the wastewater. Daybreak Foods has allowances to spread its wastewater, but it is disallowed from allowing it to run into surface waters.