An Alternative Fertiliser Solution
Biosolids are a nutrient rich organic material that is produced from the water recycling process to meet specific quality criteria, regulated by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA).
Comprised of a combination of water and organic materials, biosolids contain valuable nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorous which make them a viable alternative fertiliser solution if applied under the right conditions.
Biosolids from Western Water have a soil like consistency and are transported and spread in a manner similar to other fertilisers. They can be used as:
- Soil conditioner
- Topsoil substitute for landfill
- Composted with green waste
- Structural material in road construction
Assisting with our long-term target of 100% reuse, our Melton Recycled Water Plant was recently upgraded to incorporate a dewatering facility. This facility reduces the potential source of groundwater pollution and assists with future reuse.
Partnerships with local farmers and communities will help Western Water to develop a sustainable biosolids industry with a high quality biosolids product.
For more information, contact our Renewable Resources Team on 1300 650 425 or email email@example.com.