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Sewage Sludge (Maryland)

Eligibility 
Agricultural
Commercial
Investor-Owned Utility
Local Government
Municipal/Public Utility
Rural Electric Cooperative
Systems Integrator
Tribal Government
Utility
Program Info
State 
Maryland
Program Type 
Siting and Permitting
Provider 
Maryland Department of the Environment

Sewage sludge utilization permits are required prior to the use, processing, and disposal of sewage sludge in Maryland.

Sewage sludge (also known as biosolids) is not sewage, but rather is one of the final products of treated sewage at a sewage (wastewater) treatment plant. Sewage sludge is the fine particulate matter remaining after treatment which breaks down organic matter and destroys disease organisms in sewage. A SSU Permit is required for any person who collects, incinerates, stores, treats, applies to land, transports or disposes of sewage sludge or septage in Maryland.