At the MWMC, we strive to provide high quality wastewater services and protect water quality as sustainably as possible. That means beneficially reusing as many byproducts of the wastewater treatment process as we can, rather than disposing of those byproducts. One example of this, and an important piece of our sustainability efforts, is biosolids.
Every day, solids from the wastewater treatment process are pumped to our Biosolids Management Facility to be converted into nutrient-rich organic materials known as biosolids over a multi-year treatment process. Once fully treated, the biosolids are dewatered, dried, and applied as fertilizer and soil amendment each summer to poplar trees on our Biocycle Farm, as well as to area ryegrass fields.
To date, 2,637 dry tons of biosolids have been applied on 529 acres this season. Our staff at the Biosolids Management Facility and the Biocycle Farm work hard to complete this work, in partnership with local grass seed farmers.
To learn more about the Biosolids Management Facility and the important role it plays in processing wastewater and effectively managing our natural resources, as well as the Biocycle Farm, click here