In nature, there’s no such thing as waste. At King County, we clean wastewater and recycle resources just like nature does, only we do it a lot faster. Dr. Rodgers, a local public health expert, explains how the advances of engineering technology harness nature’s cleaning powers and recover valuable resources: Loop biosolids, biogas, and recycled water.
Loop replenishes the soil by returning carbon and nutrients back to our land.
Naturally, just faster
In the early stages of creating a new set of Loop videos, the King County team sat around a conference room table brainstorming. What topics and messages are missing from the Loop video portfolio? What is the best approach for the audience are they are trying to reach? As the conversation developed, Casey Plank from the education team interrupted. She said “making Loop - it all goes back to 5th grade science. This is what kids get excited about, but it is what makes the most sense to adults too. Why don’t we frame this like a science lesson? It’s just like nature, only we do it a lot faster.”
That conversation helped King County begin to frame the answers to three key questions: What is Loop, how is it made, and is it safe? The team decided that this video could be longer, because it is really for the person who hears what biosolids are and wants to know more. They hired an animator to help bring the nature analogy to life.
For audiences with shorter attention spans, there are a variety of other shorter videos on key topics of interest, including a yet to be released series “Loop, Poop, and FAQs.” King County is excited to release this newest set of videos, and will soon begin their first experiment with social media advertising.
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What we do
King County Wastewater Treatment Division cleans all the water that goes down drains from homes and business and creates three recycled resources: biosolids, recycled water and biogas (renewable energy). Biosolids produced by King County are called Loop. Loop is an endlessly renewable fertilizer and soil builder that grows lush crops, forests, and gardens.
Each year, King County serves a population of 1.7 million over 424 square miles. They treat an average of 179 million gallons per day and produce around 120,000 wet tons of Loop. King County has a total of 5 treatment plants, including 3 regional treatment plants that use anaerobic digestion to produce class B Loop biosolids. Farmers throughout the region have known and used Loop for decades. Loop is also applied to working forests to increase forest growth and enrich the soil. A small portion of Loop is mixed with sawdust and composted by a private composter to make GroCo compost.
For more information visit www.LoopForYourSoil.com