NewPage operates eight paper mills in the United States. The Biron mill located in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin produces approximately 370,000 tons of paper each year.
Water production required from the filter plant ranges from 6-10 MGD per day with approximately 6,000 gallons of filtered water being required for each ton of paper produced. The water for use within the mill is drawn directly from the Wisconsin River where alum and polymer are added prior to an Accelator clarifier. Chlorine is then added to the clarified water prior to entering a Leopold filtration system.
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