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RECORD NUMBER: 14 OF 21
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Project Summary: Spreading Lagooned Sewage Sludge on Farm Land: A Case History.|
|Author||Robson, C. M. ; Sommers, L. E. ;|
|CORP Author||Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Water.|
|Additional Subjects||Waste water treatment ; Sludge disposal ; Case studies ; Land disposal ; Sewage sludge ; Farm crops ; Water pollution monitoring ; Environmental impact ; Pollution regulations ; Materials handling ; Lagoons(Ponds) ; Crop production ; Public relations ; Indiana ; Land application ; Indianapolis(Indiana)|
The City of Indianapolis, Indiana, was required to construct advanced wastewater treatment facilities at the existing Belmont Wastewater Treatment Plant. The most cost effective site for these new treatment facilities was the 10 sludge lagoons containing 420,000 cubic meters (111 million gallons) of digested sewage sludge stored for up to 50 years. The project consisted of the following major tasks: (1) obtaining approval from regulatory agencies; (2) obtaining cooperation of landowners and farmers; (3) removing, transporting, and applying the lagooned sludge to soil; and (4) monitoring the impact on crops.