Factsheet: Wastewater treatment sludge use in agriculture

Wastewater treatment sludge use in agriculture

Key Information
Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
Ordinance on management of wastewater treatment sludge when used in agriculture (OG 38/08)
Full name of Instrument & Measure (native language): 
Pravilnik o gospodarenju muljem iz uređaja za pročišćavanje otpadnih voda kada se mulj koristi u poljoprivredi (NN 38/08)
Description: 
The Ordinance sets the conditions under which wastewater sludge usage in agriculture is allowed and when it is prohibited. In agriculture it is allowed to use treated sludge when the concentrations of heavy metals and organic substances are below the thresholds set for sludge and soil. Also, sludge needs to be stabilized (without pathogens). Monitoring of sludge and soil is prescribed.
Goal/Aim: 
regulate wastewater sludge usage in agriculture

Sector/Topic targeted:

Responsible Authority: 
Ministry of Environmental and Nature Protection

Status:

Year Instrument & Measure Started: 
2008