NSFC offers book about managing Ohio livestock manure and wastewater

A book titled 'Ohio Livestock Manure and Wastewater Management Guide' is now available from the National Small Flows Clearinghouse (NSFC).

MORGANTOWN, WV, Jan. 23, 2001 — A book titled "Ohio Livestock Manure and Wastewater Management Guide" is now available from the National Small Flows Clearinghouse (NSFC).

Published by The Ohio State University, this book discusses the need for controlling wastes, since animal manure and wastewater can pollute air, water, and land resources. Topics include manure and waste characteristics; collection, transfer, and storage; safety and handling; land application; irrigation; runoff control; milking-facility wastewater; manure treatment; odor control; insect and pest control; and economic considerations.

The book emphasizes that management is the key to controlling pollution when operating animal facilities. Although developed for Ohio, this book provides information to help the livestock owner or operator across the nation make informed decisions in choosing and operating a livestock manure-handling system that will minimize environmental impacts from pollution.

This 82-page book can serve as a resource for engineers, state regulatory agencies, researchers, operators, state, local, and public health officials, and the general public. The cost for this book is $2 plus shipping charges. To order, call the NSFC at (800) 624-8301 or (304) 293-4191, and request Item #WWBKMG10. You also may send e-mail to nsfc_orders@mail.estd.wvu.edu.

Located at West Virginia University, the NSFC is a nonprofit organization funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to provide free and low-cost information about small community wastewater treatment. For more information, visit NSFC's web site at http://www.nsfc.wvu.edu.

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