Biosolids Management System
The City of Santa Rosa is a Certified Platinum level Biosolids Management System Agency.Santa Rosa Water is committed to customer service and protection of the environment by providing high-quality biosolids treatment. This is accomplished by our Biosolids Management System, which ensures the safe and optimum beneficial use of this product.
What is a Biosolids Management System?
A Biosolids Management System (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.
View Santa Rosa's Biosolids Management System Manual (PDF).
Biosolids Management System (BMS) Certification
After completing a rigorous audit process, the City of Santa Rosa's BMS Program was officially re-certified as a Platinum Level NBP BMS Agency in August 2014. Santa Rosa is one of 28 cities in the U.S., and one of five in California with this certification.
To obtain a Tier 4 Platinum-Level Certification, the organization has completed 3rd party BMP verification audit and at least one 3rd party interim audit with a commitment to a regular schedule of 3rd party interim audits and internal audits. To maintain platinum-level certification, the organization must complete interim audits (at least two 3rd party interim audits between verification audits), must submit interim or internal audit reports to NBP annually, and complete another 3rd party verification audit (or re-verification) after five years.
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.
Biosolids Management System Reports
BMS Audit Reports
The City of Santa Rosa conducts annual audits of the BMS program in order to determine the effectiveness of the biosolids program. We invite you to be involved in the audit process. If you would like to participate in an audit, please contact us.
View Most Recent Audit Report (PDF) | View All Audit Reports
BMS Performance Reports
At the beginning of each year, the BMS team reports on the performance of the BMS program for the prior year. The report covers activities ranging from changes to processes/procedures, updates and progress on our goals and objectives, community outreach and a review of the annual audit(s).
View Most Recent Performance Report (PDF) | View All Performance Reports
BMS Goals & Objectives
The City of Santa Rosa's BMS team sets annual goals and objectives to support its policy of commitment to customer service and protection of the environment by providing high quality biosolids treatment.
View Most Recent Goals and Objectives (PDF) | View Past Goals and Objectives
Biosolids Annual Reports
The Annual Report details all activities for the year as it relates to the treatment and disposal of biosolids, and ensures we are meeting all legal and other requirements defined by State and Federal regulations.
View Most Recent Annual Report (PDF) | View All Annual Reports