What's so good about bloom?

Good Soil

Bloom is a soil conditioner made from Class A biosolids.

Dark and Earthy

Bloom provides greater crop yields and better drought resistance. It is also great for the home garden and lawn care.

Build Community

Bloom is a great soil amendment and can restore urban soils and bring community gardens back to health and all at an affordable price.

Better Earth

Bloom saves energy and reduces our carbon footprint when compared to conventional petroleum based fertilizers.

Bloom is Here!

DC Water launched Bloom on May 12, 2016. Now available in bulk quantities for soil blenders, landscapers, community groups and governments in DC and Maryland (Virginia coming soon). Please contact us using the form below for more information.

What are biosolids?

IDEAL FOR USE ON YOUR LAWN AND GARDEN

We produce EPA-certified 'Exceptional Quality' biosolids. After water is used in homes and businesses in the District of Columbia and portions of adjacent counties in Virginia and Maryland, it is sent to DC Water’s Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant: A Resource Recovery Facility. Our biosolids are the product of an intensive and technologically advanced process that uses high heat, pressure, and biological processes to remove pathogens found in wastewater and convert carbon to digester gas. DC Water’s soil amendment products meet all U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards for use in your home and garden. Our Class A biosolids contain no pathogens and very low levels of metals. At DC Water, we go beyond these standards to produce EPA-certified Exceptional Quality biosolids. The process that produces Bloom is just accelerated nature, producing clean, green, sustainable energy and a terrific soil amendment.

Our team

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chris peot

Director of Resource Recovery and the man who took Bloom from idea to market.
Chris has spent the past decade leading innovative projects at DC Water and turning what was once considered waste into a resource.
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bill brower

Manager of Biosolids Operations and Bloom evangelist.
Bill is our community ambassador and is helping to introduce Bloom to gardens throughout Washington, DC.
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DC Water

Bloom is backed by CEO/GM George Hawkins and the entire DC Water Executive Team.

GOOD SOIL, BETTER EARTH.

MAKE YOUR GARDEN BLOOM

MYTH VERSUS REALITY

Get in touch

Interested in partnering with us or just want to learn more? Send us an email!