Description The Land Application System is an irrigable 580 acre ranch in operation for the application of class B Bio-solids. The Bio-solids are applied as a soil amendment at conventional agronomic rates. Cover crops are seeded over the fields that receive Bio-solids for the uptake of the Nitrogen that is contained in the Bio-solids. Sales of the crops grown on the land application site offset some operating costs.
Mission The Land Application program employs an environmentally acceptable method for Bio-solids disposal as a fertilizer amendment, which provides the City an opportunity to generate revenue that can offset operational cost.
Goals * Ensure wastewater treatment plant Bio-solids are properly disposed of in accordance with all applicable federal, state, and local requirements. * Identify crops that will maximize nitrogen uptake in order to protect the underlying ground water tables while producing the highest yield of tonnage. * Utilization of recycled water from the treatment plant for irrigation of annual and perennial crops in an ecologically sound method.