Pierce County is offering samples of its new SoundGRO fertilizer product free to the public. The offer is aimed at showing local residents what SoundGRO can do for their lawns, shrubs and trees and creating hundreds of future customers.
To introduce the organic, pelletized product to the community, the Public Works and Utility Department is giving away two 50-pound bags of SoundGRO to local residents. The free samples can be picked up at the Chambers Creek Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant, 10311 Chambers Creek Road W., University Place. The offer is effective immediately and extends through March 2007. Pick ups can be made between 7:30-11:30 a.m. or 12:30-2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Samples also are offered to commercial users.
SoundGRO is a 100 percent organic fertilizer produced from the solid residual byproducts (biosolids) of the wastewater treatment process. It meets the Environmental Protection Agency’s highest standards for biosolid safety and is classified as a Class A Exceptional Quality product.
Pierce County Environmental Services plans to produce 2,300 tons of SoundGRO annually. It will be used by the county to fertilize the 930-acre Chambers Creek Properties site, including the newly constructed Chambers Bay golf course. The remaining product will be distributed and sold to the public for multiple uses such as fertilizing parks, golf courses, production nurseries, playfields and residential lawns, trees and shrubs.
Sale of SoundGRO could start before the end of December at the treatment plant. Additional information is available at www.soundgro.com or on the SoundGRO information line at 253-798-3099.
Pierce County’s Chambers Creek Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant is designed to process an average annual flow of 21.1 million gallons of wastewater per day. The plant uses a combination of physical and biological treatment processes to treat residential and commercial wastewater generated within the designated service area. This service area includes DuPont, Lakewood, Steilacoom and University Place, and the unincorporated areas of Frederickson, Midland, Parkland, South Hill and Spanaway.