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The word “sludge” may evoke many images, from broken pipes to soupy sewer drains, though the image of a field covered in the stuff may not immediately come to mind.
But that’s exactly the aim of a permit up for reissuing, which would allow the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utilities Department to continue applying treated wastewater sludge to farm properties in Lancaster, York, Chester and Fairfield counties.
“Sludge” is a term used to describe sewage or wastewater that has been treated in sewage treatment plants and sometimes spread on vacant land.
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