GREENVILLE, SC – January 19, 2012 – The National Biosolids Partnership (NBP), an alliance of the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) and Water Environment Federation (WEF) with advisory support from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), recognizes Renewable Water Resources in Greenville, SC as the 33rd organization and first in South Carolina to be certified and admitted to the Partnership’s environmental management system (EMS) for biosolids program.
As the 33rd organization certified and admitted into the NBP EMS program, Renewable Water Resources achievement recognizes that the organization has been independently verified as having an effective biosolids environmental management system. Renewable Water Resources biosolids EMS was independently verified on October 28, 2011 by the audit firm, NSF-International Strategic Registrations, to conform to the NBP’s EMS guidance. The EMS verification signifies that Renewable Water Resources meets the requirements for certification and admittance to the NBP EMS program and supports excellence in biosolids management practices, exceeds or augments regulatory compliance obligations, and provides meaningful opportunities for public participation.
“The National Biosolids Partnership is pleased with Renewable Water Resources successful completion and verification of the NBP EMS program,” said NBP Chair Catherine Gerali. An Environmental Management System is a modern management approach based on continuous improvement and environmentally sustainable practices. The Partnership believes that instituting an EMS for utility management is vital to enhancing environmental excellence in local communities.”
For more information on Renewable Water Resources, visit: http://www.rewaonline.org/biosolids-program.php. To view the Renewable Water Resources Audit Report, click here. For more information on the NBP EMS program, visit: http://www.biosolids.org. An EMS celebratory event is planned for Spring in Greenville, SC.
The National Biosolids Partnership (NBP) was created in 1997 as an alliance of the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) and Water Environment Federation (WEF), with advisory support from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). It is committed to developing and advancing environmentally sound and sustainable biosolids management practices that go beyond regulatory compliance and promote public participation in order to enhance the credibility of local agency biosolids programs and improved communications that lead to public acceptance.