Biosolids Management System
The Chattanooga Moccasin Bend Wastewater Treatment Plant produces biosolids from the Solids Handling System which is stabilized material suitable as a soil and nutrient amendment for land application.
Because of the desire to develop and maintain a quality biosolids management program, allowing for continued beneficial reuse of biosolids material, Chattanooga joined the National Biosolids Partnership (NBP).
As part of this partnership, Chattanooga committed to managing its biosolids production and land application program in a manner that promotes the following:
- Environmental Performance
- Quality Management Practices
- Regulatory Complianc
- Better Relations with Interested Parties
Chattanooga received a third party verification audit of its biosolids management program in January 2009, at which time the program was found to comply with the NBP requirements.
The benefits of an NBP biosolids management program have been embraced by the Mayor, City Council, Public Works Department, and the Waste Resources Division.
For more information about the National Biosolids Partnership, please see http://www.biosolids.org/.
Biosolids Program Requirements for Participation
Requests, Inquiries, or Complaints
Contact: City of Chattanooga BMS Coordinator Matthew Snyder at (423) 757-0049 or E-Mail with your name, address, and phone number or you can contact 3-1-1 @ firstname.lastname@example.org or call 311 (outside Hamilton Co. 423 643-6311)
|Regulations||BMS Manual &Appendices||Biosolids Links||Sustainability Committee|
|EPA 503 Plain English||resolution_25096_biosolids_support_4-24-07.pdf||N.E.B.R.A.||T.R.G.T.|
|Right-To-Farm Statutes||BMS_Manual_April_29__2014.pdf||UT AG Extension||Friends of Moccasin Bend|
|Biosolids General Permit||NBP Introduction For New Employees||Denali Water Solutions||Chickamauga NPS|
- Landfill Sustainability (Report #15-08)
- Guidance for Controlling Potential Risks to Workers Exposed to Class B Biosolids
- Household Chemicals and Drugs Found in Biosolids from Wastewater Treatment Plants
- Biosolids CECs
Risk assessment methodologies have been used to evaluate ESOCs and pathogens in the biosolids land application context. In the case of CECs, the few existing risk assessments suggest that their presence poses a low risk to human and environmental health. In the case of pathogens, for which more assessments are available, risk has been evaluated from low or practically inexistent to the general population, to high in worst-case conditions, which are generally related to occupational contexts, such as biosolids applicators with no personal protective equipment and high pathogen density in the biosolids. Contaminants of Emerging Concern
- Public Perception of Biosolids Recycling: Developing Public Participation And Earning Trust
- Focus on proactive communications
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