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So much cake, so little space: WWTP looks to deal with excess residue
MONROE - Monroe's wastewater treatment plant is overstocked with sludge cake, the oozy, residual material that has been mostly dewatered by the treatment process. According to Colin Simpson, the city's public works director, the cake storage facility is currently filled to capacity, and the plant will produce another 1,600 cubic yards, or 1,300 tons, of cake between now and fall. That's about two semi-truck loads of cake every day between now and late September that needs to be disposed of.