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Elaine Nekritz

Biosolids law

Government now has a chance to make sure our waste doesn’t go to waste, thanks to a new state law passed this year to promote the smarter use of biosolids. New technological processes, known as “resource recovery”, allow for these by-products of the wastewater treatment process to be reused as fertilizer which can then be applied to promote more productive soils.  State law, however, was not keeping pace with new science. This spring, we coordinated the push at the Capitol for House Bill 1445, signed into law recently by Gov. Rauner, which allows higher-quality biosolids from our wastewater and sewage to be cleaned and turned...