Earthen Manure Storage Monitoring: PSC Elstow Research Farm Inc.
As the Saskatchewan hog industry grows, so does the publics environmental awareness. This has led to earthen manure storages having higher standards to uphold to. These improvements have not decreased public concern, so solute migration through the liners of different hog manure storages are being monitored. This is to determine changes in ground water over time, effectiveness of clay liners, clarify liner requirements and find safe separation distances between potential aquifers and earthen manure storage. A system has been installed to monitor any changes.