Maintaining Water Quality at Potlatch Facilities
At our sawmills
Measures we take at our sawmills help protect water quality. All mills have storm water and retention systems that ensure contaminants from raw materials do not pollute streams, rivers, or groundwater.
Additionally, our lumber and plywood production result in little waste. All the logs that are processed in our mills are used or sold as lumber, plywood, veneer, or chips. Bark is used as fuel or sold for landscaping. Planer shavings are used in particleboard production and are also sold as animal bedding. And shavings are used in the manufacture of particleboard. Even some of the boiler ash is sold as fertilizer.