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Closure of Waste Impoundments

A bulldozer removing an inground waste storage facility

Practice Code: 360
Reporting Unit: Number (No.)

The closure of waste facilities (treatment lagoons and liquid storage facilities), that are no longer used for their intended purpose, in an environmentally safe manner.

Purposes and Benefits

  • Protect the quality of surface water and groundwater resources
  • Eliminate a safety hazard for humans and livestock
  • Safeguard the public health

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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Waste Recycling (633)

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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