Good Soil

Bloom is a soil conditioner made from EPA-certified Class A Exceptional Quality biosolids at Blue Plains, the world’s largest advanced wastewater plant.

Dark & Healthy

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, all at an affordable price.

Better Earth

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

Our Products

Fresh

Fresh Bloom is DC Water’s Class A Exceptional Quality biosolids product. It has been dewatered and contains about 30 percent solids. A favorite of farmers, soil blenders and contractors, Fresh Bloom is sold in bulk by DC Water. Review our Fresh Bloom Analysis (PDF).

Cured

Cured Bloom is the same high quality product but has been dried to a consistency of potting soil, making it easy to handle. It’s available in bags and bulk at retailers around the Washington metropolitan area. Review our Cured Bloom Lab Analysis (PDF).

Woody Blend

Our Woody Blend (30% Fresh Bloom and 70% hardwood fines), made at our Blue Plains facility, is a great all-purpose soil amendment, which you can use as you would Leafgro or other compost. Review our Woody Blend Lab analysis (PDF).

Sandy Blend

Our Sandy Blend is an all-purpose, high performing blend for topdressing lawns and more, sold in bulk from Blue Plains. Review our Sandy Bloom Lab analysis (PDF).

What are Biosolids?

We produce EPA-certified Class A, ‘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.

Bloom works by slowly releasing nitrogen into your lawn as it grows, providing nutrients over multiple seasons to stimulate consistent, healthy growth

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

Consistently exceeds EPA standards for pathogen and heavy metal limits

DC Water’s soil amendment products meet all U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards for use in your home and garden, consistently testing considering below set limits for Class A Exceptional Quality biosolids.

The process that produces Bloom is just accelerated nature, producing clean, green, sustainable energy and a terrific soil amendment.

What are you waiting for?