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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: PRELIMINARY EVALUATION OF VTA EFFECTIVENESS TO PROTECT RUNOFF WATER QUALITY ON SMALL PORK PRODUCTION FACILITIES IN TEXAS

Location: Grassland, Soil and Water Research Laboratory

Project Number: 3098-13610-007-29
Project Type: Reimbursable

Start Date: Jul 01, 2012
End Date: Oct 31, 2013

Objective:
1) Evaluate runoff water quality from a vegetated treatment area demonstration site in Bexar County, Texas. 2) Initiate intensive, multi-year scientific evaluations of vegetated treatment area effectiveness at small pork operations in central Texas.

Approach:
Evaluate an alternative wastewater treatment system (vegetated treatment area) designed to treat runoff and wash water prior to leaving the vegetated treatment area by collected runoff water quality and soil data.

Last Modified: 10/23/2014
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