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Biosolids/EMS

Kalamazoo Water Reclamation Plant's Environmental Management System

The Kalamazoo Water Reclamation Plant (KWRP) will provide overview of its biosolids - related activities by instituting an Environmental Management System (EMS) as outlined by the City of Kalamazoo's Biosolids Management Policy and the National Biosolids Partnership (NBP) Code of Good Practice.

The EMS will be a "living" document that will allow the KWRP to produce a high quality biosolids that meets or exceeds all regulatory compliance and enhances environmental sustainability.

The EMS program will be part of the City's strategic focus on environmental stewardship and help promote communication of its activities to all "Interested Parties and Stakeholders" through this website. Input from "Interested Parties and Stakeholders" will help the KWRP to set up future goals and objectives for the program.

By implementing the EMS Biosolids Value Chain the KWRP will be able to efficiently monitor and control all aspects of the biosolids - related activities that have been identified. Standard Operating Procedures and continual training for all personnel involved with the biosolids processes will help the KWRP to strive for continual improvements in its EMS.

The EMS will be audited and certified through the NBP and an independent third party auditor on a regular basis to insure compliance with set standards and regulations for biosolids production and distribution. (The first audit was in 2008.)

Contact person:
Robert Cochran - Biosolids EMS Supervisor
269-337-8696
cochranr@kalamazoocity.org