Viewers stuck in a world of builder-grade accents and beige walls won't want to miss the new renovation series Made In Milwaukee, premiering Friday, Jan. 4 at 11 p.m. ET. This original series is sure to get viewers' creative juices flowing, as interior designer and owner of Milwaukee's hottest design company, Flux Design, Jeremy "Sham" Shamrowitz uses his artistic style to create truly one-of-a-kind spaces for homeowners whose drab rooms don't match their fun and quirky personalities. But Jeremy isn't the only designer debuting his signature style this quarter.
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Made in Milwaukee - Milorganite - Netflix
Milorganite is a brand of biosolids fertilizer produced by treating sewage sludge by the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District. The term is a portmanteau of the term Milwaukee Organic Nitrogen. The sewer system of the District collects municipal wastewater from the Milwaukee metropolitan area. It is coarsely filtered and treated with microbes to break down organic matter at the Jones Island sewage treatment plant (also called “Water Reclamation Facility”) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The byproduct sewage sludge is produced. This is heat-dried to 900-1200 degrees Fahrenheit, which kills pathogens. The result is then pelletized and marketed throughout North America under the name of Milorganite. The treated wastewater is discharged to Lake Michigan. Recycled fertilizer contains nitrogen and phosphorus, essential nutrients plants need for growth. Its use can help offset the amount of chemical based fertilizer produced. After more than 90 years, Milorganite production and use is a long-term and large-scale example of a municipality-run nonprofit environmental program.
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Heat-dried biosolids contain slow release organic nitrogen, largely water-insoluble phosphorus bound with iron and aluminum and high organic matter. Milorganite can be used without restriction on gardens intended for human consumption under USEPA rules. The product is tested daily for the presence of heavy metals and waterborne pathogens. It complies with the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) “Exceptional Quality” criteria, which establishes the strictest concentration limits in the fertilizer industry for heavy metals, allowing Milorganite to be used on food crops. Milorganite is also tested for the presence of contaminants such as waste pharmaceuticals and other forms of drug pollution. According to its material safety data sheet Milorganite is “registered for sale in all 50 states and meets all federal and state requirements.” The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) certifies it as biobased because it is derived from 85% renewable materials. It is not, however, certified for use on U.S.D.A. organic farms. Suggestions that Milorganite deters deer are unsubstantiated, and the reputed costs of having it certified as a repellent are greater than its potential return.
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