Onsite Choices for Legal Marijuana Growing Facilities
The growing number of states allowing marijuana for recreational or medicinal use opens another business area for wastewater professionals, as Zeiter’s Septics Unlimited learned recently. Zeiter, based in Morris, Illinois, was hired to complete the wastewater systems at two new marijuana growing and processing operations, each about 80 miles from Chicago.
One facility is located near Dwight, Illinois, southwest of Chicago, the other near Hillcrest, Illinois, due west of the city. Both facilities were well along when Zeiter was brought in to replace a different contractor. It became his job to salvage the project, which had somehow been started without the proper permits and posed other obstacles.