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Innovation initiatives adopted that encourage risk-taking, and that are adequately funded and 
staffed   

Provides opportunities for employees to find and fix inefficiencies, share ideas for solutions to problems.  

Performance Measures & Results 

Operations Staff State Certifications 

100% of Operations Staff is Wisconsin DNR Certified 

Staff engagement in decision making 

Operations staff is open to giving opinions about decisions that 
need to be made. 

Operations Staff Off-Site Training  

Staff regularly attends off-site training seminars on relevant topics 

 

 

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 

 

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

Actively planning for the future of biosolids management by moving ahead with a project to achieve 
Class A biosolids by utilizing excess Biogas to dry the biosolids. 

Performance Measures & Results 

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Percentage of Biosolids used beneficially vs. total volume produced: All of the facility’s biosolids 
have been used as an agricultural fertilizer for 15+ years 

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Pounds of N and P used to offset commercial fertilizer use: Annually 3,000 tons of N and 2,000 
tons of P are offset. 

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Acreage fertilized annually: 400 acres/year are fully fertilized with N and P 

 

ENERGY EFFICIENCY 

 

Indication of management commitment (e.g., energy efficiency standard operating procedures; 
board/executive management energy efficiency policy, including quantitative goals developed 
and shared with stakeholders)  

 

Energy audit/benchmarking conducted to identify priorities for energy efficiency improvements  

 

‘Energy teams’ established and individuals empowered within the utility for energy efficiency 
activities (e.g., an “energy advocate” or “energy champion”)   

 

Energy management-related training provided to plant staff 

 

Utilization of energy conserving operational methods (e.g., optimization of primary 
sedimentation to reduce utilization of pure oxygen) 

Energy efficiency evaluated for all equipment purchases and projects 

Participates in research activities