Case Study

City Of Dixon, IL, Uses Polyblend® Dry Polymer Preparation System As Part Of A Creative, Cost-Neutral Biosolids Disposal Arrangement

Source: UGSI Solutions, Inc.

The City of Dixon, Illinois, located 100 miles west of Chicago, went on-line with an upgraded 4.5 MGD wastewater treatment plant in February 2002. As part of the upgrade, the city selected and installed a Polyblend® DP 800 dry polymer preparation system to optimize the use of dry polymer in the wastewater sludge dewatering process. In an environment where utility operators are increasingly challenged to reduce biosolids disposal costs, the City of Dixon began exchanging their biosolids for landfill leachate. This creative biosolids disposal arrangement has been saving money for both the Dixon wastewater treatment plant and the Lee County landfill for over 12 years.