DC Water, a founding member of the Virginia Biosolids Council, recently launched a website for its
EPA-certified ‘Exceptional Quality’ biosolids – called Bloom.
After water is used in homes and businesses in the District of Columbia and portions of adjacent counties in Virginia and Maryland, it is sent to DC Water’s Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant: A Resource Recovery Facility. Water is then processed through an intensive and technologically advanced system using high heat, pressure, and biological processes to remove pathogens found in wastewater and convert carbon to digester gas.
Bloom, DC Water’s soil amendment product, meets all U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards for use in homes and gardens.
According to Bill Brower, Manager of Biosolids Operations and community ambassador for Bloom, “the process that produces Bloom is just accelerated nature, producing clean, green, sustainable energy and a terrific soil amendment. We anticipate that it will get a great response from those the broader Washington DC community.”
The website can be found here.