Biosolids and Effluent
According to the EPA, composting is a viable, beneficial option in biosolids management. Using biosolids in the manufacture of compost helps reduce pathogens and results in a product that is beneficial to the environment and is easy to handle, store and use.
Biosolids and effluent are the two by-products of the wastewater treatment process
Biosolids are the solids that are separated from wastewater. Bio-solids must meet EPA and New Mexico Environment Department standards.
Effluent is non-potable water that can be sold to the public and/or released into the Santa Fe River. Effluent must meet EPA and New Mexico Environment Department standards.