Water Quality



Water Spouts
File MS Word 2007+ Phase I
File Microsoft Word Document Phase II
File PDF document NDSU Water Table
File PowerPoint presentation Red River Valley Tile Drainage Water Quality Assessment
A presentation by Roxanne Johnson, Water Q!uality Associate, at the 2009 NDSU Drainage Forum on the campus of NDSU.
File PDF document History of Drainage Presentation
File PowerPoint presentation Joining Forces presentation 2009
File PowerPoint presentation 2008-09 Cow Calf Clinic
Water red then clear after 24 hours
Water is yellow to dark brown
Water color can vary from yellow to dark brown even after softening and/or filtering and does not clear up after standing for 24 hours.
Water is blackish hue to almost black and then clears
Water color can vary from blackish hue to almost black when first drawn but clears upon standing for 24 hours.
Water clear then develops a reddish hue
Watch For Water Quality Report
News release on public water supply report.
Check Your Sewer Vents
Chlorine smell
Fishy, musty or earthy smell.
Rotten egg odor from the raw water tap or directly form the well.
Rotten egg odor only from the hot water tap.
Detergent odor and water foams when drawn. Sometimes I notice a septic odor.
Water has a reddish hue when first drawn then clears (precipitates) upon standing for 24 hours.
White deposits, soap scum
Hard water issues
Metallic tasting water
Iron and Manganese Treatment
Blue/green stains on fixtures
Reddish-brown slime on fixtures
Septic Systems and Flooding
Check Your Sump Pumps Now
Septic Systems and High Water Tables
File PDF document Bacteria and Chemistry Laboratories
Web Based Irrigation Scheduler
A new web-based irrigation scheduling tool that is part of the North Dakota Agricultural Weather (NDAWN) website has been developed to make it much easier to track soil water content in a field.
File PDF document How to use the web based irrigation tool
Web irrigation users guide
File PDF document Selecting a Sprinkler Irrigation System
Be On the Lookout for Blue-green Algae
"Algae blooms cause major disruptions not only because of their offensive odor and appearance; they can be potentially fatal to livestock," Roxanne Johnson says. "Not all algae blooms are toxic, but without laboratory analysis, it is impossible to identify poisonous species."
Lead in Drinking Water
"Rarely do we find lead in naturally occurring water, such as rivers and lakes, but it may leach into your water through pipes, solder, fixtures and faucets in homes, causing corrosion," says Roxanne Johnson, North Dakota State University Extension Service water quality associate.
Beef Cattle Need Water
Recent snow and ice storms and power outages have been brutal for livestock and livestock producers.
File Microsoft Word Document Remote Winter Watering for Cattle
From TheCattleSite.com
File Microsoft Word Document EPA Tier I Template
File Excel spreadsheet Certified tank inspectors
File MS Word 2007+ Fictional Tier I Farm SPCC Plan
NOTE: TIER I DOES NOT REQUIRE A HAND-DRAWN DIAGRAM OF YOUR TANKS. IF YOU WANT TO ADD A DIAGRAM AS I DID IN THIS EXAMPLE YOU MAY. This is a sample Tier I plan I made up for a fictional farm. Please remember that this is only to let you see what a plan might look like.This document is meant only to guide you in preparing your own plan and may not conform to all areas that need to be addressed on your farm. Please refer to the full regulation for specific questions you may have. You can access this on the NDSU Water Quality website at www.ndsu.edu/waterquality Click on EPA Electronic Code of Regulations. If you have questions or suggestions please contact Roxanne Johnson at 701-328-7240 (w) or 701-429-3756 (c)
File PDF document Certified PE's for SPCC planning
Updated list of PE's
File PDF document Secondary Containment
An article describing how to calculate the size of your secondary containment and provides you with information on tank inspections. PDF
File PDF document SPCC Deadline Extended to 2013
For farms that began operations after Aug. 16, 2002, the deadline to write and implement a Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) plan has been extended to May 10, 2013. Farms in operation on or before Aug. 16, 2002, are expected to have a plan in place NOW. Framers must update their existing SPCC pklan by the new May 10, 2013, deadline. This assumes that a plan is in place.
Bacteria and Chemistry Laboratories
The last couple of pages in this document lists certified laboratories in North Dakota.
NDSU Soils Laboratory Pricing
File Microsoft Word Document Phase I - Final Report
This report gives the results of a water quality monitoring project at 18 sites in Cass county in 2008.
File PDF document Tile Drainage Brochure
File PDF document Pumped Outlet by Tom Scherer
Now May Be Time to Pump Septic Tank
File PDF document Site Specific Irrigation Scheduling
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