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Connecticut Nutrient Management
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Connecticut Nutrient Management News & Updates

Current Status in North Canaan

Phase 1: The Nutrient Management Feasibilty Study has been completed.

Phase 2: Phase 2 has been completed with implementing a composting facility for 36 tons per day of dairy manure and bulking agent. The composting facility includes a building to contain compost windrows with turning equipment. Phase 2a constructed the compost building. Phase 2b installed a building to store the finished compost, and a tipping shed to store any bulking agent or other compostable materials delivered to the site, operate and maintain the facility for 1 year and prepare an economic summary of the costs and returns.

Phase 3: RC&D has submitted a final work plan for a Clean Water Act Section 319h Nonpoint Source Grant for a nutrient removal system. The purpose is to install a nutrient removal system to concentrate nutrients in the manure solids. These manure solids will be composted and removed off the farm through compost sales. The system will be a decanter Centrifuge system. These machines provide the benefits of high clarifying efficiency and maximum dewatering as well as the separation of liquids with the simultaneous removal of solids. The dewatered sludge at the end of the process will be 30% dry matter making the end product from the centrifuge easily composted and easier to transport due to less water weight. The system will process 40 to 50 gallons of material a minute.

The primary benefit of this system includes reducing the possibility of over fertilizing fields, which is a potential source of pollution in the Housatonic River Watershed. The objective of the project is to remove over 75 % of the manure phosphorous, about 75,336 pounds of phosphorous per year, from their 900 head dairy farm. RC&D is waiting on final funding approval for this project

 

Current Status in Woodstock

Phase 1: The Nutrient Management Feasibilty Study has been completed.

Phase 2: The Food Waster Survey and the Anaerobic Digester Business Plan has been completed.

Phase 3: Farmers in Woodstock can now take the information that was learned from these studies and take steps to implement the recommendations. Currently one farm in Woodstock is in the process of applying for a REAP loan through the Eastern CT RC&D's CT Farm Energy Program.

*New* Woodstock Anaerobic Digester Business Plan

*New* Woodstock Fact Sheet

*New* Woodstock Food Waste Survey

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