Biosolids Newsclips 1-18-18

News from Within the MABA Regions

Town of Lewiston Plans Underway for 2018: Board Reorganizes, Holds Hearings, Work Session
Lewiston, NY (1/13/18) - The town of Lewiston held two public hearings, one of which they voted to “continue an ongoing moratorium covering the disposal of sludge, sewage, and septage (biosolids) on town lands. The moratorium went on to be extended an additional nine months as the town monitors ongoing litigation in the Town of Wheatfield and its local law covering use of biosolids, which Lewiston has been considering.”

News from Beyond the MABA Region

Water Treatment Plant Upgrades
Tewksbury, MA (1/6/18) - Tewksbury Wastewater Treatment Plant processes and dries its sludge before sending it to Scotts Fertilizer Company to be mixed into fertilizer.

Microbe-Filled Beads Could Be Biosolids Solution For Wastewater Plants
Water Online (1/12/18) - This article is in reference to a news item from the January 5 NewsClips titled “Microbe-Impregnated Matrices Reduced Biosolids in Wastewater”.

City Soliciting Bids from Firms Interesting in Hauling Bio-solids to Area Farms
Cadillac, MI (1/16/18) - The Cadillac Wastewater Treatment plant produces a Class A Biosolids that they spread on local farm fields. The city’s previous contract with Biotech Agrinomics for transporting the biosolids expired and now the city is soliciting new bids to transport the biosolids.

Lystek Wins Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award (GEELA) for Sustainable Biosolids Management in California
Fairfield-Suisun, CA (1/17/18) - “The California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) will be presenting Lystek International Ltd. (Lystek) with a Governor’s Environmental and Economic Award (GEELA) at a special award ceremony held at EPA’s headquarters in Sacramento, California.” The GEELA is California’s highest environmental honor and is given to “individuals, organizations, and businesses that have demonstrated exceptional leadership and made notable, voluntary contributions in conserving California’s precious resources, protecting and enhancing the environment, building public-private partnerships and strengthening the state’s economy.

News from Abroad

CRD Board Votes to End Integrated Waste Procurement Process
Capital Regional District, BC, Canada (1/10/18) - After a lengthy discussion, the Capital Regional District (CRD) board approved ending the current Integrated Resource Management (IRM) procurement process. Leading up to the vote, Capital Regional District directors were urged by CRD staff and Victoria Mayor, Lisa Helps, to abandon plans for IRM. CRD staff and Helps suggested the region process kitchen food scraps and yard waste into compost at Hartland Landfill and send a request for proposals to find a reuse for dried sewage sludge that doesn’t involve spreading it on land.
Switching How Sewage Sludge is Handled Would Save Millions, Mayor Says
'Too Many Unknowns' Prompt Call to Switch Sewage-Sludge Plans
CRD Staff, Victoria Mayor Call for Shift in Direction on Sewage Sludge Processing
CRD Directors to Consider Cheaper Way of Handling Sewage Sludge
CRD Halts Search For Another Way to Deal with Sewage Sludge