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Virtual Public Hearing: Synagro Technologies Distribution and Marketing Permit

Date & Time:
Thursday, June 25, 2020
6:00 pm


, Delaware

The Division of Water will hold a virtual public hearing (Docket #2020-P-W-0016) on an application from Synagro Technologies for a permit to sell biosolids fertilizer products in Delaware. Public Comment Period Open Through July 6, 2020.

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Synagro Technologies Inc. has applied to the Surface Water Discharges Section for a permit for the distribution and marketing of Class A/Exceptional Quality biosolids fertilizer products throughout the State of Delaware.

Synagro’s permit application proposes distributing and marketing “Class A” “Exceptional Quality” biosolids, generated in the City of Philadelphia Wastewater Treatment Plants, in the State of Delaware.  To achieve the Class A/EQ biosolids designation, the biosolids are required to be heated to at least 80C (176F) and the moisture content be raised to at least 90% solids.  Additionally, it is required that the finished product be sampled for specific bacteria and chemical parameters to demonstrate that State and Federal requirements are met.  Treatment renders the biosolids suitable for use as a fertilizer.

For more information on this application, please contact Brian Churchill, at (302) 739-9946 or by email at

Please note that live comments will not be accepted during the virtual hearing. Written comments may be submitted to the Hearing Officer via the online comment form at, via email to, or via USPS to the address below.

Docket #2020-P-W-0016

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Public Hearing Officer

Lisa A. Vest
DNREC Office of the Secretary
89 Kings Highway
Dover, DE 19901

Related Documents

Permit Application (2/17/20)
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Permit Application Revision (3/22/20)

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