BiosolidsThe average person in the United States uses approximately 100 gallons of water per day - washing hands, dishes, laundry, prepping food, showering, etc. Unless they use a septic system, all of this water is piped to their local wastewater treatment plant for processing. While many people think only of the treated water discharged into a river or bay, the biosolids portion of wastewater treatment is equally important.
Modern wastewater treatment plants are technologically advanced facilities that require a great deal of knowledge and skill to operate. The wastewater treatment process creates a solid product that is a beneficial resource known as biosolids. Biosolids are not poop. They may have started out as poop, but through treatment processes they are refined and become a stable and valuable source of nutrients that feed and improve soil to support plant life and crops.
Biosolids Application to Dry Land Winter Wheat
Biosolids are a local and renewable resource. Their reuse is the ultimate in recycling. We are taking something that was considered a waste, treating it, and converting it to a valuable product and using it to benefit the environment.
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