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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:   

 

Ongoing exploration and evaluation of alternative uses for biosolids  

 

The CCMUA has recently joined the Mid-Atlantic Biosolids Association and has contracted with 
Material Matter, Inc. in order to evaluate alternative uses of biosolids.   

 

Environmental management systems in place   

 

Dekra has audited and accredited the CCMUA for both the National Biosolids Partnership and 
the ISO 14001 certifications.  

 

Adequate staffing (internally or by contract) to support programs  

 

The CCMUA has contracted with Synagro to operate and maintain its sludge drying facility.  

 

Procedures to reduce generation of biosolids in treatment systems  

 

The CCMUA has contracted to have a digester/combined heat and power system designed and 
built so as to reduce the generation of biosolids by approximately 50%.    

  

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)  

Outreach conducted with other stakeholders and other community groups (e.g., regulators, local 
officials, watershed groups) Community workforce development programs in place 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 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  

Performance Measures & Results 

Number and type of specific projects completed and performance improvements (e.g., rain gardens 
installed, innovative technologies, or other innovative practices adopted) associated with a partnership  
45 green infrastructure projects completed through the end of 2015 (and counting) by Camden SMART 
green infrastructure program provide estimated 61.2 million gallons captured per year. These include