Initial Operations Report

by Carl P. Houck, Black & Veatch, Engineers-Architects, Aurora, CO, USA,
Stephen P. Putnam, Black & Veatch, Engineers-Architects, Aurora, CO, USA,
Raymond C. Loehr, Black & Veatch, Engineers-Architects, Aurora, CO, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Environmental Engineering


In the fall of 1983, Fort Collins City placed into operation its 152. 6 hectare (377 acre) Resource Recovery Farm, which receives liquid sludges from the City's wastewater treatment facilities for land application and disposal. Design of the Resource Recovery Farm facilities concentrated not only on an effective sludge application system but also on features to optimize the farming operation for effective utilization of the sludge materials to protect against environmental pollution. The purpose of this paper is to a) describe the initial design assumptions, b) indicate the results from the initial 18 months of operation and c) suggest changes in the planned sludge management system that may be necessary.

Subject Headings: Recycling | Agriculture | Sludge | Waste management | Waste disposal | Soil treatment | Systems management | Agricultural wastes

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