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Compost-in-hand_side.jpgAt the Facility, sustainability and innovation come together in exciting ways. Highly treated wastewater is recycled for non-potable commercial use. Methane from treated biosolids, or sludge, helps power Facility operations. And energy-efficient equipment is replacing aging infrastructure through the Capital Improvement Program.

New technology is helping the Facility improve biosolids drying and energy generation methods, as well as other treatment processes. These innovations will save and create energy, reduce the Facility’s operational footprint, and potentially open up Facility lands for habitat restoration, public trails, economic development, and other uses.