Agricultural Water Inspection Log Mobile App
Farmers and ranchers can use the Agricultural Water Inspection Log mobile app to document agricultural water usage.
How does it work?
Depending on the contamination risk identified, some corrective actions options may include: Construct barriers (e.g., fences, ditches, storage pits); Control runoff with sod strips, grass waterways, vegetative buffers, etc.; Level ground to prevent runoff; Spread manure during dry weather or incorporate manure within 24 hours of spreading; Leave a manure-free protective strip at least 10 m wide around surface water sources; Ensure all equipment is well-maintained; Ensure equipment is not cleaned, maintained or drained where the water source may become contaminated; Ensure proper operation of sewer/septic system; Install aeration or filtration systems; Follow expert advice; Irrigate in the morning to increase rapid drying and reduce pathogen survival with ultra violet light; Allow as long a period as possible between irrigating and harvest; Retest water for Total Coliforms and E. coli using an accredited lab; Do not irrigate.