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BENEFICIAL BIOSOLIDS USE  

 

Board/executive management policy created, advocating beneficial biosolids use 

 

Business case evaluation conducted for beneficial biosolids use program 

 

Participation in or certification in National Biosolids Partnership or ISO programs 

Performance Measures & Results 

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Maintain level of beneficial reuse of biosolids at 100% Met; biosolids reuse = 100%  

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Board directive to explore new, local uses of biosolids Ongoing; Senior staff evaluating other 
local uses of biosolids  

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Competitive bid process for Class B biosolids reuse: Met; contract with agricultural consortium, 
Boulder Park Inc. and King County, for land application in Douglas County Washington state at 
rate of $56.46 per wet ton  

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Incorporate biosolids into sustainability and reuse messages: Biosolids reuse is highlighted in 
education program, website, publications, and WET Science Center exhibits 

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Member of ISO program Northwest Biosolids Management Association member    

 

COMMUNITY PARTNERING & ENGAGEMENT  

 

Partnerships in place with one or more community organizations, with specific name given to 
partnership and objectives for the partnership established (e.g., a formalized partnership among 
community transportation, parks, and land use organizations for the incorporation of green 
infrastructure to reduce flooding and overflows)  

 

Participation in projects with neighborhood groups/stakeholders to create recreational 
opportunities and community assets (e.g., parks, enhanced public space)  

 

Use of a Triple Bottom Line approach, including engagement with stakeholders, to analyze 
growth planning alternatives, considering financial, social, and environmental costs and benefits  

 

Participation in regular meetings with community stakeholders and offering of environmental 
education opportunities (e.g., river walks)  

 

Web presence established with social media engagement 

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Actively promotes community awareness of the value of water and wastewater and stormwater 
collection and treatment’s role in the social, economic, public, and environmental health of the 
community 

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Involves stakeholders in the decisions that will affect them, understands what it takes to 
operate as a “good neighbor,” and positions the utility as a critical asset to the community