Mannco Wastewater Solutions, LLC is a soil and wastewater solutions provider
We are endeavoring to effect positive change in the agricultural industry, the environment, and in municipalities through the use of Class A biosolids. We work with local governments, turning what was considered a problem to be dealt with - the disposal of wastewater - into an environmentally sustainable and soil-enriching agricultural benefit, as well as a potential revenue stream for the municipality.
Our commitment is to do the right thing: for local governments, for farmers, for the environment...for you.
- Over 45 years of agricultural experience
- Member of the Water Environment Association
- Member of the National Science Foundation (and serves on the NSF's Industry Advisory Board)
- Successfully drafted legislation and lobbied to make Arkansas the first state to subsidize the use of class A biosolids (Arkansas Act 333, the Premium Biosolid Marketing Incentive, 2011)
- Leads the way in aggressive scientific research - $1 million of privately funded research since 2002 (working with LSU, University of Tennessee, University of Arkansas, Arkansas State University, University of Arizona, USDA-ARS and the WET center in Tucson, Arizona)
- Member of the Better Business Bureau
Mannco's advocacy for the use of biosolids includes work in legislation. Recently, Mannco Wastewater Solutions, LLC drafted and successfully lobbied to create a law in Arkansas. The Premium Biosolids Marketing Incentive, sponsored by Senator Gilbert Baker, became Act 333 in March of 2011. With the passing of this law, Arkansas became the first and only state currently to subsidize the use of a Class A biodolids product. Arkansas Act 333
Mannco Wastewater Solutions, LLC is fully committed to environmental protection.
Regulations that ensure the safe and responsible recycling of biosolids have been in effect since the 1970's. The Clean Water Act amendments of 1977 and 1987 require comprehensive controls on biosolids recycling. More directly, the EPA Biosolids Rule of 1993 establishes biosolids quality requirements and encourages recycling biosolids.
By following federal, state and local regulations, municipalities and companies such as Mannco can safely recycle biosolids for the benefit of farms, forests, and landscaping - all of which improves soil properties and helps the environment.
The use of biosolids as a soil amendment is beneficial to farmers, municipalities and communities across the nation. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) supports the recycling of biosolids as an environmentally safe method to reuse the plant available nutrients and organic matter. Organic matter is the most significant factor in giving the soil a spongy texture so it holds water and nutrients preventing them from running off and causing erosion.
Since 2002 Mannco has privately funded $1 million of research on beneficial uses of Class A biosolids.
Universities we have worked with include LSU, University of Tennessee, University of Arkansas, Arkansas State University, University of Arizona and USDA-ARS. We have also conducted research with the WET (Water & Environment Technology) Center in Tucson, Arizona.
We have studied the effects of biosolids on soil, cotton lint quality, corn yield, cotton yield, soybeans, wheat, rice and grain sorghum. We have also studied the effects of adding biosolids to precision leveled ground to understand the benefits of increasing organic matter as well. Our research continues to show that biosolids are both agronomically and environmentally beneficial. We consistently show soil improvements, increased crop quality and yield through the use of biosolids. It is our desire to encourage and facilitate this research through capital investment.
We believe our purpose is to create public awareness of the benefits of biosolids so that they can be beneficially used to reclaim our Earth's soils.
To be recognized as a global leader in soil reclamation through the use of biosolids.
We believe that God has entrusted mankind to be good stewards over His creation and to empower others to believe the same.
THE MANNCO STORY
Wayne Mannis started Mannco Fertilizer, Inc. (which would eventually become MES) in 1998, bringing three generations, and over 45 years, of agricultural and farm experience into a family-owned business. Mannco began to work with biosolids, eventually producing the Top Choice Organic brand of fertilizer, which is currently sold and marketed in seven states.
Wayne's son, Bradley Mannis, founded MES (Mannco Environmental Services, Inc.), and recognized the benefits of biosolids in soil fertility. He also saw the need for raising public awareness of the benefits of biosolids, and so Mannco began to fund research for this growing industry ($1 million since 2002). MES partnered with the University of Arkansas, University of Tennessee, Mississippi State, University of Arizona, Arkansas State University and LSU, along the way becoming a member of the National Science Foundation, serving on the Industry Advisory Board, and working with the Water & Environment Technology Center (WET) in Tucson, Arizona, to demonstrate the environmental benefits of biosolids. This research consistently shows soil improvements, increased crop quality and yield through the use of biosolids.
MES also began to work with municipalities to provide solutions for their wastewater disposal. Historically, biosolids did little more than end up in landfills. From an environmental perspective, however, this was not a long-term solution. MES established partnerships with municipalities on multiple levels, including financial support for upgrades, marketing and distribution of biosolids, and consulting agreements. These partnerships have successfully enabled municipalities to make positive and environmentally friendly changes. What was viewed as a waste product was now a contribution to the environment, an advantage for farmers, and even a source of revenue for municipalities. These local governments discovered that Mannco could help them convert a liability into an asset...all while positively affecting the environment!
MES advocates for the use of biosolids through consultation with municipalities, scientific research, and also legislation. Recently, MES drafted and successfully lobbied to create a law in Arkansas. The Premium Biosolids Marketing Incentive, sponsored by Senator Gilbert Baker, became Act 333 in March of 2011. By getting this into law, Arkansas became the first and only state currently to subsidize the use of a Class A biodolids product.
MES is adding value to municipalities. Helping farmers. Bringing sustainability to the environment.
We are committed to doing the right thing.
We are optimistic about tomorrow.