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Guidelines for the application of municipal wastewater sludges to agricultural lands

Description

In Alberta, it is common practice to apply sludge or biosolids to agricultural lands as a nutrient source; however, this must be done in accordance with standards and guidelines developed by the government. The issues and benefits associated with this type of application are extensive. Issues involve contamination of the receiving soils with metals, chemicals, drugs and pharmaceuticals, as well as changes to soil properties and chemistry, from repeated applications. The benefits of sewage sludge application are its nutrient value and its use as a soil amendment rather than burning or landfilling it. The Guidelines ate designed to maximize benefits and reduce potential hazards.

Tags
fertilizers sewage waste disposal

Title and publication information

Type
Guide
Extent

32 pages

Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Environment (1971-1992,1999-2011)

Contributor

McCoy, D.

Contributor

Spink, D.

Contributor

Fujikawa, J.

Contributor

Regier, H.

Contributor

Graveland, D.

Place of Publication

Edmonton

Subject Information

Topic
Government

Resource Dates

Date Created

2001-03-01

Date Added

2016-04-20T17:04:49.454794

Date Modified

2001-03-01

Date Issued

2001-03-01

Audience information

Identifiers

ISBN (pdf)

0778514900

ISBN (print)

0778514897

NEOS catalogue key

2448851

Local Identifier

T/594

Usage / Licence

Contact

Contact Name

Environment and Parks