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Ag Program

Set Backs For Large Swine Facilities with 1,000,000 Pounds or More

Barns, Stables, Pens or Growing Houses (not including lagoon, storage pond, or waste utilization areas)

Wells

  • Human Drinking Water Wells - 1,750 feet (excluding the applicants which must be 100 feet)
  • Animal Drinking Water Wells - 1,750 feet

Ditches except site drainage:

  • which drain to waters of the state excluding ephemeral and intermittent streams - 100 feet
  • which drain to ephemeral or intermittent streams - 50 feet

Residence/ Property Line - 1,750 feet

Separation from another large swine facility with 1,000,000 pounds or more - 25 miles

Waters of the State including ephemeral and intermittent streams - 2,640 feet 

Lagoons or Waste Storage Ponds

Wells

  • Human Drinking Water Wells - 1,750 feet
  • Animal Drinking Water Wells - 1,750 feet

Ditches except site drainage

  • which drain to waters of state excluding ephemeral and intermittent streams - 100 feet 
  • which drain to ephemeral or intermittent streams - 50 feet

Residences or Property lines - 1,750 feet

Waters of the State

  • Waters of the State excluding ephemeral and intermittent streams - 2,640 feet. However, if waters classified as ORW or Shellfish or waters are critical habitat of endangered species then 3,960 feet. In both cases, a minimum 100 foot wide water quality buffer must be provided.
  • ephemeral and intermittent streams - 100 feet

Manure Utilization Areas

Wells

  • Human Drinking Water Wells - 200 feet
  • Animal Drinking Water Wells - 100 feet

Ditches - 150 feet

Residences/Property lines

  • Property line - 200 feet
  • Residence (excluding the applicant) - 750

Waters of the State

  • Waters of the State excluding ephemeral and intermittent streams - 150 feet (regardless of method of application)
  • ephemeral and intermittent streams - 100 feet


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