Composting Works for Small Wastewater Treatment Plants

by Bert Vidal, James M. Montgomery Consulting, Engineers Inc, United States,
George Haughney, James M. Montgomery Consulting, Engineers Inc, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Environmental Engineering


The City of Cooper City, Florida, faced with the undesirable position of relying on outside contractors for sludge disposal needs, undertook the task of developing a self-sufficient sludge management plan. The City developed a plan, received federal grant funding, constructed, and now successfully operates, a sludge dewatering and composting facility. To date, disposal of the compost material has been by giveway programs. Currently, negotiations are underway to develop a marketing program for the compost material. If successful, the City will have established a self-sufficient sludge management system which yields revenue to offset treatment costs.

Subject Headings: Sludge | Composting | Water treatment plants | Urban areas | Waste management | Wastewater treatment plants | Wastewater management | Florida | United States

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