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Sparta Checking Feasibility To Add Biosolids Facility

/ The Upper Cumberland's News Leader
Sparta Checking Feasibility To Add Biosolids Facility

Sparta City Administrator Brad Hennessee said he is working with engineers on the feasibility of adding a biosolids facility to the sewer system.

Hennessee said the cost would be based on the capacity of Sparta’s sewer plant, which is 3.2 million gallons.

“Even though it kind of has that up-front cost if we can break even over the long term with it, then it is something that we would certainly want to look into,” Hennessee said.

Hennessee said he has reached out to two groups that operate biosolid facilities. Hennessee said seven years ago the price was about $1 million per million gallons of capacity.

“The plan is rated on the sewer plant capacity,” Hennessee said. “So in seven years ago money, it would have cost about $3 million.”

Hennessee said the cost has likely increased since over that time. Hennessee said the biosolid material could be used by farmers and nurseries for soil nutrients.

“They actually call it EQ biosolids, which means exceptional quality biosolids,” Hennessee said. “Anybody that needs high volume soil amendment will come and get it.”


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