Howard County’s Biosolids Processing Facility Improvements Project at the Little Patuxent Water Reclamation Plant Earns Envision Silver

Congratulations to the project team who worked on Howard County’s Biosolids Processing Facility Improvements Project at the Little Patuxent Water Reclamation Plant for earning an Envision Silver award for sustainability.  Howard County, HDR, and Clark Construction collaborated on this project.

The county’s 2013 Biosolids Master Plan study calls for replacing the current biosolids stabilization practice with anaerobic digestion and direct heat-drying to meet very high standards for pollutants, pathogens, and vector attraction reduction. Anaerobic digestion and direct heat-drying produce a more versatile biosolids product suitable for selling to citizens.

The project team used Envision to benefit the community, demonstrate accountability, and achieve the following key sustainability goals:

  • Stimulating sustainable growth and development
  • Finding beneficial uses for waste products
  • Use of recycled and regionally sourced materials
  • Reducing excavated materials taken off-site

Visit the Awards Directory to learn more about the project.