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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 

Ongoing exploration and evaluation of alternative uses for biosolids – Our facility recently completed a 
Biosolids Management Study to evaluate potential options for biosolids re-use and further treatment 
using a drying process to obtain a Class A product.  Capital improvement money has been budgeted for 
investment towards the most feasible alternative for our facility plan.   

Adequate staffing (internally and by contract) to support programs – In-house, we have a member of 
our management team who is responsible for biosolids management and works closely with our hauling 
contractor. 

Increase in agricultural land application - Since 2010 our biosolids land application program has 
increased the use of our biosolids to land for agricultural use and highly discourages landfill disposal. 

Performance Measures & Results 

Land application of biosolids - 70% (up from 0% in 2013) are applied to the land for agricultural use. 

 

 

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

 

Web presence established with social media engagement 

Outreach conducted with other stakeholders – We are actively engaged with local watershed groups, 
fellow municipalities, and university research groups. 

Public education and outreach – We offer learning opportunities to local schools and universities for 
education and awareness about resource recovery using facility tours and speaking events.  .  

Performance Measures & Results 

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Promote facility tours - At minimum 500 people tour our facility annually. 

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Public outreach - Our staff continually engages in public outreach activities geared towards 
community education.  

 

 

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)