Evaluation and Demonstration of VTA Effectiveness to Protect Runoff Water Quality on Small Pork Production Facilities in Texas
Grassland, Soil and Water Research Laboratory
Project Number: 3098-13610-007-37
Start Date: Sep 01, 2013
End Date: Aug 31, 2015
1) Manage sites and measure runoff water quality from the Guadalupe County VTA (vegetated treatment area) and the barn outlets.
2) Manage sites and measure runoff water quality from VTA inlets and outlet and an adjacent pasture site on small hog farms in Bell, Brazos, and Robertson counties.
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.