These national and Virginia organizations provide information on biosolids:
The National Biosolids Partnership (NBP) is a voluntary program to promote effective biosolids management involving the Water Environment Federation (WEF), the Association of Metropolitan Sewerage Agencies (AMSA) and U.S. EPA.
The Water Environment Research Foundation sponsors research to ensure that the products of wastewater treatment are safe for both the public and treatment plant workers.
The mission of the Northwest Biosolids Management Association (NBMA) is to advance environmentally sound biosolids management. Members of the NBMA support the beneficial use of biosolids and have joined forces to meet the challenge of finding safe, economical ways to manage biosolids. The organization’s purpose is to share knowledge about biosolids management between member agencies and companies; local, state and federal regulators; and the general public.
The Mid-Atlantic Biosolids Association (MABA) is a solution-oriented organization, providing technically sound information, leadership and coordination in the field of biosolids management. The MABA advances environmental stewardship through the practical utilization of a valuable resource and furthers the inclusion of biosolids use in the recycling ethic.
The Virginia Farm Bureau supports the “use of poultry litter, manure, organic fertilizers, and the state regulated application of biosolids as a source of nutrients on farmland and forestland.”
The Virginia Agribusiness Council “supports adoption of county ordinances and appropriate training of local monitors to facilitate local participation in the testing and monitoring provisions of the Virginia Department of Health’s Bio-Solids Use Program.” See 2005 Policy on State Issues.