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Organizational Lean Training Lean Training through Operational Performance Solutions, Inc. To date, 180 
employees have completed Beginner Lean, 9 have completed intermediate, and 4 are currently in 
advanced training (with the goal to become trainers themselves).  

 

BENEFICIAL BIOSOLIDS USE  

 

Business case evaluation conducted for beneficial biosolids use program 

 

Participation in or certification in National Biosolids Partnership or ISO programs 

There is currently a new Biosolids Masterplan being conducted for the City of Baltimore, Wastewater 
Facilities Division, to evaluate the best business cases for the beneficial use of Biosolids for the future.  
This plan is expected to be complete in 2017.  

The City of Baltimore currently contracts with two separate companies to process our sludge disposal 
needs. One company uses two different heat drying processes to produce a fertilizer pellet from the 
residual biosolids. This product is used as a commercial fertilizer and also as a fuel source for a cement 
production facility. The second company operates a composting facility and produces high quality 
commercial compost. This product is applied to commercial and residential facilities.  The City of 
Baltimore participates in National and Regional Biosolids partnerships. A representative attended the 
2016 WEF/WERF Biosolids and Residuals conference. In addition, the City of Baltimore is hosting the 
2016 MidAtlantic Biosolids Association’s Summer Technical Symposium.  

Performance Measures & Results 

Baltimore produces 83,682.64 tons of residential sewage sludge. The biosolids produced by Baltimore 
City are beneficially used on an annual basis by the two private companies, see above.  

 

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 

Provide grants to nonprofit organizations for up to 100% of a project’s costs for watershed restoration 
and rehabilitation projects relating to: 1. Planning, design, and construction of stormwater management 
practices; 2. Stream and wetland restoration; and 3. Public education and outreach related to 
stormwater management or stream and wetland restoration. Provide assistance and funding for the 
new Clean City Guide, and to assist nonprofit clean partners like the Baltimore Corps. Community