Summer 2014: Some Biosolids Programs Under Seige

Every year, during peak agricultural activity across the continent, as biosolids are land applied like other fertilizers, there are scattered odor complaints and conflicts with neighbors that make it into the media.  But this summer seemed to have more biosolids controversy than in recent years - including, for the first time in several years, some controversies close to home in our NEBRA region.

Successful biosolids management requires adherence to regulations and best management practices, continual attention to potential odor and other nuisance issues, and proactive communications with farmers, neighbors, and communities.  Hundreds of biosolids recycling programs get it right, every day.  Those that don't threaten to undermine all biosolids recycling.