Waterwise on the Farm (Version 2)

Waterwise on the Farm

A simple guide to implementing a water management plan

Version 2
March 2007

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Importance of being waterwise
How water flows
Water pollution
Water Framework Directive
How water flows around the catchment
How water flows around the farmyard
Table 1: Suggested farming practices for tackling diffuse water pollution

Step 1: Identify how much water you are using and how much it costs
Step 2: Carry out an inventory of the water you use
Step 3: Calculate how much water you should be using
Step 4: Identify and compare water efficiency activities to reduce the amount of water you use
Step 5: Create, implement and review your waterwise action plan

All farms
Dairy farms
Pig and poultry farms
Washing vegetables
In the office / home

Environment Agency, LEAF, NFU & Defra. Version 2, March 2007

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