Launched by DC Water in 2016, Blue Drop is a nonprofit LLC whose mission is to benefit DC Water and its ratepayers. Working hand in hand with DC Water, Blue Drop markets and sells Bloom®, a Class A, Exceptional Quality recycled biosolids fertilizer product; excess capacity at DC Water facilities; and DC Water innovations and technologies.
The small, nimble company manages market research, marketing, sales, client relationships and project management so DC Water personnel can focus on their core areas of expertise. Blue Drop can also invest non-ratepayer funds in future revenue-generating projects. The revenue and cost savings Blue Drop generates helps DC Water to slow the growth of rates and mitigate the impact of that growth on ratepayers.
Special projects under Blue Drop’s purview include marketing of Pipe Sleuth, an artificial intelligence-based program developed by DC Water that identifies anomalies in pipe infrastructure, and management of event rentals for DC Water’s new headquarters, HQO, a LEED Platinum certified building across from Nationals Park.
For more information, please visit bluedrop.co.