We’ve been busy collecting data from our wastewater treatment plant clients and preparing their annual reports for USEPA and PADEP. The annual reports that we provide for our clients are clearly presented in binders that contain all forms, biosolids analyses, tabulated data and transmittal letters to the pertinent agencies.
As part of the services we offer, we remind our clients that whenever they analyze total solids in the biosolids for compliance purposes, and for inclusion in the annual report, it must be done by a PADEP accredited laboratory. We also find that more and more of our clients are asking us to remind them when to sample and to review their results immediately for compliance.
Annual report time provides a great opportunity to review trends in a plant’s biosolids’ quality. For instance, if the concentration of one of the metals is increasing steadily or suddenly, we can then look for potential sources in the collection system. It is also a good time to discuss biosolids processing trends and identify any opportunities to improve the efficiency of a plant’s operations. We often find ways to save money or to streamline a standard operating procedure in order to free up an operator’s time for other things.
This year, Garvey Resources is helping one of our clients who normally prepares their own annual report. Due to some employees being out on disability, the client is busier than normal with everyday activities, so we are preparing, copying and shipping their annual report for them. This is just one of the many services we offer to the wastewater treatment plant community.