Biosolids Composting in Montana -- Again
I called Steve Briggs the other day to check in and see how the CV Composter™system they bought from us last year was working out for them. Steve is the Chief Plant Operator at the City of Livingston MT Waste Water Treatment Plant.
We got to talking and I asked him why the city decided to start composting their biosolids. He told me that prior to composting they were land applying their Class B biosolids—and the program was starting to struggle a bit. He said, “Land application of Class B is getting more restrictive.” There was a lot of paperwork and testing involved since their method of land application did not incorporate the biosolids into the soil. And if crops were grown they needed additional plant tissue tests. All that, and they were putting 1,800 miles a year on their 3,000 gallon tanker truck.
So Livingston started looking around for other green-options and in the process visited the Big Sky WWTP in Big Sky, Montana.
Steve called it a "win-win-win-win-win situation."
The City wanted to go green
Their yard waste drop off program was piling up a lot of yard waste they could use as bulking agents for composting
They cut down on paper work
They reduced their truck miles
They were able to obtain grant money because ECS systems are USA made