KUB is working with the National Biosolids Partnership (NBP) to develop an Environmental Management System (EMS) for our biosolids program. The NBP helps utilities to improve the quality of biosolids management programs nationwide and to promote public acceptance of biosolids use and disposal practices.

The NBP is a not-for-profit alliance formed in 1997 to advance environmentally sound and accepted biosolids management practices. It partners with the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA), Water Environment Federation (WEF), and the EPA . It also seeks input on policies and priorities from biosolids producers, regulatory agencies, universities, the farming community, and environmental organizations.

The goal of implementing an EMS is to help the biosolids program be efficient, responsive, and proactive. EMS participation provides a variety of assessment and planning tools to plant operators and managers to allow us to continue to improve. An EMS will help KUB protect our environment by ensuring consistent product quality. It will also help us continue to exceed increasingly strict regulatory requirements.

Biosolids EMS Roles and Responsibilities