The National Biosolids Partnership awarded the Alexandria Sanitation Authority its Platinum Level seal of approval on June 17. ASA was recognized for representing the highest achievement in biosolids management and environmental stewardship.
ASAs biosolids are a highly efficient natural fertilizer produced during the water reclamation process. They are a resource for Virginias farmers, who can apply them to their fields, thereby reducing the need for costly chemical fertilizers.
The award was made on behalf of the Partnership, which includes the National Association of Clean Water Agencies, the Water Environment Federation and the United States Environmental Protection Agency.
ASA was granted the award following an independent audit of its biosolids and environmental management system.
We are deeply honored by this award, ASA General Manager Karen L. Pallansch said. This is another step to ensuring a bright, healthy and safe future for the City of Alexandria and its citizens.