MOST FARMS store potentially polluting substances.
Slurry, silage effluent, fertiliser, oil or pesticides can all cause serious pollution of streams, rivers or groundwater if not managed properly.
The first line of defence against pollution occurring is to make sure that these substances are stored in properly designed and maintained stores.
But even on the best managed farms accidents can happen. If you do have a spill of polluting matter the action taken in the first few minutes afterwards can make the difference between a minor event and a serious, potentially costly, pollution incident.
A little time spent planning what to do and where to get help if you do have a spillage on your farm can make the difference. By thinking carefully how you would keep polluting matter out of drains, streams and groundwater you and your staff can be well prepared should an accident happen.