SEWAGE INFFLUENT AND EFFLUENTS
Sewage effluents are generated as the result of treating -- Separating the majority of solids from
-- domestic, industrial, landfill, superfund and hospital wastewater in a municipal sewage
Generally, sewage effluent refers to the water that is released into surface water or reclaimed
for irrigation and other uses. The separated solids are referred to by law as sewage sludge, a
solid waste. More recently, EPA policy refers to sewage sludge as biosolids and promotes its use
as a fertilizer and soil amendment as a cheap method of disposal rather than requiring it to be
properly disposed of in a landfill .