Wed, 8/28/2019 - 9:00am - 10:30am
In April, a group of intrepid Green Building United members toured the Philadelphia Water Department’s Northeast Pollution Control Facility to see how the city’s sewage is treated as an energy and nutrient resource rather than a disposable waste. We now invite you to join us for an overview of what happens to the solids after leaving the Northeast plant. Under a contract with PWD, these remaining solids are trucked to Synagro to be transformed in a two-stage process of dewatering and drying into a marketable nutrient product: dried, pelletized fertilizer.
On this tour, we will meet with the Synagro plant director, Mel Charmichael, for an introductory overview of the plant and its processes, and then will see firsthand how those processes work as we tour the facility. There will be plenty of time for Q&A during and after the tour.
This tour will be inside the industrial plant and requires all participants to wear full PPE:
Please note that the tour is not handicapped accessible.
Non-member: $10 (Want to become a member? Join here!)