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Waste Treatment Lagoon

A waste treatment lagoon

Practice Code: 359
Reporting Unit: Number (No.)

A waste treatment impoundment made by constructing an embankment and/or excavating a pit or dugout.

Purposes and Benefits

  • Provides temporary storage of manure, wastewater, or contaminated runoff until a suitable time arrives for its proper use or disposal
  • Benefits soil quality by improving organic matter content, tilth and soil moisture content for plant growth
  • Protects surface and groundwater water quality
  • Application of wastes to the land is better managed maximizing benefits to crops and operating costs, while minimizing risks to the environment

Ground Disturbing Potential of Conservation Practices

This is a potential ground disturbing conservation practice. Any project with ground disturbing or potential ground disturbing practices planned may need to be submitted for review by the State Historic Preservation Officer and Tribal Historic Preservation Officers. Please see the Cultural Resources Review Process Flowchart for an outline of this process. View a list of conservation practices used in New York State, and their ground disturbing potential.   

Conservation Practice Documents

Web link image: Field Office Technical GuideDocuments associated with this and other conservation practices are available at the NRCS Field Office Technical Guide web site.


Related Conservation Practices

This practice is commonly used in a Conservation Management System with practices such as:

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Filter Strip (393)
Heavy Use Area Protection (561)
Manure Transfer (634)
Nutrient Management (590)
Waste Storage Facility (313)
Waste Treatment (629)
Vegetated Treatment Area (635)

If you want to learn how you can protect natural resources on your farm or forestland, please contact your local NRCS office.

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