FALLBROOK — Fallbrook Public Utility District recently won the prestigious Honor Award from the American Public Works Association for its innovative process that recycles sewage sludge into fertilizer.
The Public Works Association is the leader in public works education, advocacy and building better communities. FPUD received the award for professional excellence and competency in a public works project.
FPUD was the first community of its size to convert sludge into nutrient-rich fertilizer instead of trucking it off and dumping it into a landfill.
The district was also praised for the fact that air emissions and soaring costs associated with hauling truckloads of heavy, wet sludge to landfills have been eliminated.