Farm•A•Syst: An Action Program for Safe Drinking Water
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The goal of Farm•A•Syst is to help you protect the groundwater that supplies your drinking water.
Farm•A•Syst fact sheets provide information on factors that influence pollution risks, health and legal concerns related to specific pollutants, and sources of additional information and assistance.
This folder contains the following nine worksheets and seven fact sheets:
- WQ651, Drinking Water Well Condition
This worksheet and fact sheet, will take you step by step through your drinking water well condition and management, rank your activities according to "risk level," and determine which of your practices are safe and which practices need modification.
- WQ652, Pesticide Storage and Handling
This worksheet and fact sheet, takes you step by step through your pesticide handling, storage and disposal, ranks your activities, helps you analyze "risk levels" of pesticide practices and determine which practices are safe and which need modification.
- WQ653, Fertilizer Storage and Handling
This worksheet and fact sheet, will analyze your fertilizer practices, rank your activities and take you step by step through fertilizer handling, storage and disposal.
- WQ654, Petroleum Product Storage
This worksheet and fact sheet, takes you step by step through your petroleum-product storage practices, analyzes the information and ranks it to determines which practices require modification.
- WQ655, Hazardous Waste Management
This worksheet and fact sheet, analyzes hazardous waste practices with a ranking system to determine which practices require modification.
- WQ656, Household Wastewater Treatment
This worksheet and fact sheet, analyzes the "risk level" of household wastewater treatment practices by ranking and determines which practices need modification.
- WQ657, Animal Manure Management Facilities
This worksheet and fact sheet, ranks activities according to how they might affect groundwater and determines which activities need adjustments.
- WQ658, Site Evaluation
This worksheet, helps you determine how physical characteristics of your farmstead site, such as soil type, bedrock characteristics and depth to groundwater, affect groundwater.
- WQ659, Overall Farmstead Assessment
This worksheet, combines the rankings from previous worksheets to determine your risk of groundwater contamination.
- Evaluate groundwater pollution potential
- Farmstead activities and structures
- Protect drinking water
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