The majority of small acreage livestock
owners rely on private wells for drinking water.
Do you know what type of well you have
or where it is located on the property?
Where is the well in relation
to manure piles and livestock yards?
Do you know how to protect
your private well and whether the water is safe to drink?
Photo courtesy of the USDA NRCS.
small acreage livestock owners have ponds, streams and wetlands
on their properties.
Do you know why it is important
to control animal access to these water resources and how to
go about doing so?
courtesy of the Mid-Atlantic Equine Pasture Initiative.
Do you have wet spots or areas that
flood on your property? Do you know why this happens?
our wells and water resources pages to learn
more about the
water moves through the environment and how livestock activities
possibly pollute water resources - including
your own drinking water well.
Visit our pages on manure, livestock
yard and pasture management for steps you can take to protect
your drinking water, families and animals.
View our fact
sheets to learn more
- including how to identify risks and plan solutions on your
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