The compost is produced at the city’s compost facility located at the end of Davidson Drive. It is a mixture of wood chips and dehydrated biosolids from the city’s wastewater facility. The compost analysis consists of:
Moisture - 56%
Nitrate nitrogen - <0.5 mg/kg
pH - 7.6 S.U.
Phosphorus - 12,000 mg/kg
Potassium - 14,000 mg/kg
Salts - 21.0 mmhos/cm (millimohs per cm)
TKN - 19,000 mg/kg
Benefits of Compost
Sometimes called "black gold," compost gives plants a boost when added to soils.
Improves the soil structure, porosity and density, thus creating a better plant root environment
Increases infiltration and permeability of heavy soils, thus reducing erosion and runoff
Improves water holding capacity, thereby reducing water loss and leaching
Supplies a variety of macro and micro-nutrients
May control or suppress some soil-borne pathogens
Supplies significant quantities of organic matter
Improves cation exchange capacity (CEC) of soils and growing media, thus improving the holding of nutrients for plant use
The City of Hot Springs Certifies that the compost has been treated by a Process to Further Reduce Pathogens (PFRP) and Vector Attraction (VAR) process as defined by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ). The City of Hot Springs has analyzed the compost in accordance with the requirements of the EPA and ADEQ. The City of Hot Springs makes no offers, express or implied. There is no warranty of merchantability or of fitness of this compost for any purpose. Compost is hygienically and environmentally safe if used properly.