Agricultural wastewater · consultants
Agriculture is a highly intensified industry in many parts of the world, producing a range of wastewaters requiring a variety of treatment technologies and management practices. Agricultural wastewater treatment relates to the treatment of wastewaters produced in the course of agricultural activities. Soil washed off fields is the largest source of agricultural pollution in the United States. Excess sediment causes high levels of turbidity in water bodies, which can inhibit growth of aquatic plants, clog fish gills and smother animal larvae. Farmers may utilize erosion controls to reduce runoff flows and retain soil on their fields. Common techniques include: planting perennial crops, installing riparian buffers, contour plowing, crop mulching and crop rotation.