Waste water

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Water from farms will suffer different degrees of contamination from minimal to potentially highly polluting. The level of pollution will determine how they are managed.

Clean water –this can be discharged to ditches and soak-aways

Lightly contaminated water –this will require some form of particle traps, eg biological filters and treatment such as swales/reedbeds

Contaminated  water –anything with a polluting potential will need to be contained and managed appropriately, eg slurry

Site drainage planning

To help produce a site drainage plan, AHDB Pork Model Template no. 5 is available here.  

Preventing pollution

For Defra guidance on storing silage, slurry and agricultural fuel oil regulations click here.

Manures and slurries

For information on adding value from pig manures and slurries, click here.