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FPUD will recycle sludge into fertilizer


Last updated 4/26/2007 at Noon

FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Public Utility District will soon begin recycling its nutrient-rich, organic sludge from the wastewater treatment plant into a safe and renewable resource: fertilizer. The equipment that will recycle the material is currently being installed at the district’s treatment plant off Alturas Road. The machinery may be up and running by summer.

The environmentally conscious decision to turn sludge into fertilizer came about as the cost of hauling the sludge out of the county is expected to skyrocket in the near future. FPUD currently spends $150,000 per year to haul...

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