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Effusing over effluence

GLENWOOD SPRINGS ” Local residents can get the straight poop on biosolids at a forum to be held Thursday at the Community Center.

The forum, hosted by local engineering and surveying firm Schmueser Gordon Meyer, will cover the latest regulatory requirements and local practices for biosolids management in western Colorado.

“It’s really about sharing some of the local issues we have,” said Priska Berkheimer, director of marketing for Schmueser Gordon Meyer. “We’re trying to bring people together to come up with solutions.”

Seven guest speakers ” including Cacaloco compost owner Jim Duke, West Glenwood Sanitation District manager Scott Leslie, Carbondale wastewater supervisor Mark Miline and Schmueser Gordon Meyer engineer Bob Pennington ” are scheduled to talk to the audience on the ins and outs of wastewater treatment.

Topics include federal regulations, composting and municipal biosolid management.

“I don’t think we’re going to come out with one definite answer,” Berkheimer said. “But we’re trying to get people to think about this.”

The forum will be followed by a round-table discussion with local operators of municipal wastewater treatment facilities.

“As it’s turning out, our guest list is a very educated group on this matter,” Berkheimer said. “There are a lot of municipality people.”

The forum is free to the public, but Berkheimer urges people to sign up prior to Thursday. The forum will run from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Information and registration: Schmueser Gordon Meyer, 945-1004 or priskab@sgm-inc.com.

Contact Greg Masse: 945-8515, ext. 511


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