Water quality is an important ingredient in livestock management.

Contaminated water can have a costly effect on the health and performance of your dairy herd, livestock or poultry operations. Our years of experience plus hundreds of farm related treatment systems has proven the validity and practicality of correcting contaminated water.

Pure water can positively influence the performance and health of animals

We provide technically advanced water treatment system for these and other water problems in the Mid-Atlantic area. The following are a few of the agricultural applications that we provide services for:

  • Dairy
  • Horses
  • Poultry
  • Beef
  • Hogs
  • and others

Please contact us for more information or to set up a time for an evaluation of the water on your farm. We will be glad to test your water and make recommendations for your particular needs.

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There are many elements found in water that can influence the performance and health of animals. Below is a list of contaminants that have been proven to affect farm operations:

 

  Recommended Level Symptoms
Aesthetic Low intakes of feed, water, or both
Hydrogen Sulfide Less than 0.5 PPM Could affect Water Intakes
Iron Less than 0.5 PPM Could affect Water Intakes
Manganese Less than 0.1 PPM Could affect Water Intakes
Algaes – Scum, Noncoliform N/A Could affect Water Intakes
Dietary  
Ph 6.5 – 7.5

Acid Water

  • Depressed Production
  • Foot Problems
  • Depressed Butterfat
  • Fresh Cow Issues (Ketosis, DA's)

Alkaline Water

  • Excessive Intake
  • Stiff Manure
  • Undigested Grain in Manure
  • Depressed Production
Sulfate Less than 300 PPM Loose Manure – Diarrehea-like symptoms
Erratic Intakes
Depressed Production
HIgh Somatic Cell Counts
Sodium Less than 250 PPM Verry little known
Udder Edema
Could affect Water Intakes
Chloride Less than 250 PPM Very little known
Possible Reproduction Issues
Could affect Water Intakes
Toxic  
Bacteria Negative Depressed Production
Depressed Intakes
Reproduction Issues
Health Issues
Nitrate Less than 15 PPM Unless feed concentration is elevated Reproductive Issues
May affect other herd health issues
Lead   Very little known – seldom found
VOC Depends on specific VOC Very little known – seldom found