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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 

 

Marketing plan for products created 

 

Participation in or certification in National Biosolids Partnership or ISO programs 

 

Public involvement and education activities related to public acceptance and support of 
beneficial biosolids use 

Collaboration in legislative action to recognize EQ biosolids as a resource and not a waste. 

Performance Measures & Results 

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% of biosolids beneficially used vs. total volume produced-  82% in 2015  

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% of public distribution vs. total utilization:  27% in 2015 

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10,000 tons of EQ composted biosolids in 2016 with annual increase up to 100,000 tons by 
2018: Projected to meet or exceed 10,000 tons of EQ composted biosolids in 2016  

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Increase the local use of biosolids up to 100% by 2018: 23% in 2015  

 

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  

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Outreach to partnering organizations and neighbors  

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Community workforce development and education programs in place  

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Administers a rain barrel program and oak tree sapling program