CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CITY OF SANTA ROSA ON YOUR BMS CERTIFICATION!
City of Santa Rosa Biosolids Policy
The City of Santa Rosa Utilities Department is committed to customer service and protection of the environment by providing high quality biosolids treatment. This is accomplished by our Biosolids (Environmental) Management System (BMS) which ensures the safe and optimum beneficial reuse of this product.
What is a BMS?
A BMS is a set of standard procedures and steps developed by the National Biosolids Partnership that biosolids managers can use to ensure the environmental integrity
of their biosolids program, improve the effectiveness of their operations, meet regulatory requirements and address issues of concern to stakeholders and the public.
About the National Biosolids Partnership (NBP)
The National Biosolids Partnership (NBP) is a non-profit agency that was formed by the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA), Water Environment Federation (WEF), and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). NBP is now operated by WEF, in collaboration with the NACWA and local and regional biosolids management organizations across the U.S. and Canada with the support of the U.S. EPA. The NBP serves as the information clearinghouse on effective biosolids practices and offers an EMS-based certification program that requires participating organizations to go beyond regulatory requirements.
The NBP has developed a national certification program for biosolids management with the goal of continuously improving outcomes related to relationships with interested parties, environmental performance, regulatory compliance and quality management practices.