Biosolids

Biosolids are nutrient-rich organic materials created through the treatment of domestic wastewater generated from sewage treatment facilities. When properly treated and processed, these residuals become biosolids.   Noted benefits of biolsolids include:

  • Improve productive soils
  • Stimulate plant growth
  • Reduce soil erosion
  • Conserve landfill space
  • Increase soil water holding capacity

WSWMD supports member communities with the management of their biosolids and can help coordinate commercial partners and state regulators to ensure disposal requirements are met.

For more information on how biosolids are processed, uses, regulations, etc., please visit https://www.epa.gov/biosolids.