Utilizing Water Treatment Residuals to Reduce Phosphorus Runoff from Biosolids

This project aimed to demonstrate the benefits of using residuals from water treatment to precipitate phosphorus from biosolids. An environmentally friendly fertilizer will be created from the mix of biosolids and treatment residuals, which have both been more traditionally dealt with by moving to landfills. The project partners include the University of Arkansas, USDA/ARS, Arkansas National Resource Commission, Beaver Water District, and the City of Rogers. This project was completed in 2010.


Project Start



Benton and Washington counties

Funding Source

Clean Water Act Section 319 funding