Water Quality on Farm
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Water quality on your farm is crucial for maintaining healthy dairy practices. This page encourages you to observe the streams on your farm. Check if there's any effluent or sediment running into the water, signs of aquatic life, or whether your stock has access to the water. Also, monitor for any erosion or slumping of river-banks. Being aware of these factors can help improve the water quality on your farm and contribute positively to your dairy farming operations.
There are many options available to improve the health of our waterways. This page will help you understand the actions you can take.
Be aware of the location of water bodies (e.g. streams, rivers, creeks, drains, ponds and wetlands) on your farm and where they flow. Identify this by:
The figure below describes the factors influencing ecosystem health. The factors circled in yellow or blue can be affected (directly or indirectly) by actions taken on farm. E.coli is affected by actions taken on farm but do not affect ecosystem health, it affects human health.
Action: Look at the streams on your farm