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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Evaluation and Demonstration of VTA Effectiveness to Protect Runoff Water Quality on Small Pork Production Facilities in Texas

Location: Grassland, Soil and Water Research Laboratory

Project Number: 3098-13610-008-37-R
Project Type: Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Sep 1, 2013
End Date: Mar 31, 2016

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.

Last Modified: 10/17/2017
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