BIOSOLIDS. Safe and Sustainable Management Options. What Are Biosolids. Comprised primarily of bodies of single celled organisms used in wastewater treatment Extended digestion process thoroughly breaks down organic material. Who Are the Local Biosolids Producers. Everyone!.
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Safe and Sustainable Management Options
according to :
Soil without biosolids
Soil with biosolids
Water Runs off
Mixes with Soil
Larger crop yields
Better root system
Land Application is the best means of returning to the soil nutrients and organic matter that were originally removed. It is recycling a resource just as recycling newspapers or bottles is. If the right safeguards are taken, it can be environmentally protective and even beneficial.”
Sarah Clark – Environmental Defense Fund
(PCB’s DDT etc.)
MEXICOCurrent Status of Land Application in California
Ban on Land Application
Ban on Class B
SAN LUIS OBISPO
Ordinance Permits Land Application
No Regulations/Ordinances Enacted
MEXICOTomorrow’s Picture ?
Counties Likely Have Viable Class B Land Application Sites After Jan 1, 2003
Available for Land Application
Composting Site (limited Capacity)