Introduction
Siting Requirements
Earthen Ponds
Earthen Construction
Concrete Construction
Piping Construction

Siting Requirements

The location of the waste containment pond is the first decision which should be made when planning the new facility. Several of the most important considerations in choosing the pond location are waste collection point location and elevation, proximity to milking facilities and residences, soil type and groundwater level. ISDA setback requirements listed below must be followed when siting the containment pond:

The following offices should also be contacted for any possible setback requirements:

Several other important considerations during the planning process are the presence of wetlands, archeological resources, future expansion plans, adjacent landowners and prevailing wind direction.