Case Study

Healdsburg Plant Upgrades Net Significant Savings In Sludge Handling And Hauling Costs

Challenge

In 2004, a U.S. District Court decision designated the effluent pond for the wastewater treatment plant in Healdsburg, California, a “waters of the United States,” making the city accountable to stringent new effluent requirements. Prior to the ruling, the city had been using aerated lagoons that discharged into an inactive gravel mining pond.