Kewaunee County Board Approves New Manure Regs
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 11/13/2017
It appears that local Kewaunee County government officials and area farmers have been able to come up with a good compromise when it comes to dealing with farm animal waste issues. Last week, the county's board of supervisors unanimously approved an
ordinance that regulates manure irrigation standards in the county.
Its being called the Chapter 37 Agricultural Waste and Process Wastewater Irrigation Ordinance. Specifically, the updated policy will allow low pressure-drip irrigation at a height no more than 18 inches to be applied in farm fields.
Located in the eastern Wisconsin karst region, producers in Kewaunee County say they have been working for some time to implement new practices to improve water quality.
County Board Chairman Bob Weidner says the solution is an example of what can be accomplished when people work together.
The Kewaunee County Conservation Department will oversee the new rules to make sure all farmers abide by the revised standards.