Every day, solids from the wastewater treatment process are pumped to our Biosolids Management Facility (BMF) to be converted into nutrient-rich organic materials known as biosolids. The end result is this – a fertilizer containing essential plant nutrients that is used to benefit local fields and trees.
To date during the 2020 processing season, wastewater and facilities maintenance staff at the BMF have applied 2,009 dry tons of biosolids to 362.5 acres of local ryegrass fields as well as to poplar trees on our Biocycle Farm. After experiencing an equipment failure in the middle of the application season, fleet maintenance staff coordinated with the maintenance crew at the Eugene Airport who supplied one of their farm tractors to complete the land application. Thank you, Eugene Airport maintenance staff for your partnership!
To learn more about the BMF and the important role it plays in processing wastewater and effectively managing our natural resources, as well as the Biocycle Farm, click here