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Resource Recovery at DC Water: Nutrient/Carbon Reuse and Green Energy Production in DC.

January 13, 2015 5:30 PM | Anonymous member

Resource Recovery at DC Water

Nutrient/Carbon Reuse and Energy Production

in Washington, D. C. 


Featured Chris Peot, the Director of Resource Recovery at DC Water

Chris spoke to us on -Resource Recovery at DC Water: Nutrient/Carbon Reuse and Green Energy Production in DC.

The DC Water digestion project is turning sewage waste into green energy and a compost/blended topsoils for use in an urban setting. Currently, the asset is recycled onto farms in VA and MD, with a small amount coming back to DC in the form of compost for use in tree planting, green infrastructure projects, and community gardens. With the completion of the digesters this fall, Resource Recovery at DC Water began producing a “Class A” biosolids product, suitable for use in an urban setting, and are embarking on plan to blend as much of this material as possible into a topsoil amendment product. DC Water is excited to retain this asset for use in the District, rather than exporting it to farmers. From the digesters will come 600 tons per day of soil blend feedstock, which will be blended and sold to commercial entities and donated to non-profits and community organizations and gardens. Green energy and dark, rich topsoil – are both an assets to DC.

Members of the Capitol Hill Garden Club and neighbors have already been recipients of mulch provided by this program.


Individuals or groups who wish to receive this no cost compost for their personal use may contact Chris at 202 787-4328 or cpeot@dcwater.com for more information.






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