Dairy Production Systems retained ATM to assist them in expanding their herd to 2,550 cows. Expansion of the herd required improvement to the waste management system and expansion of the land application area to account for the additional nutrient load from the additional cows.
ATM initially analyzed wastewater flow and quality data and designed a 120,000-cubic foot concrete-lined lagoon and static screen solids separator to provide for better control of land application rates and to provide additional nutrient reduction. Based on wastewater sampling results from the new lagoon and separator, ATM developed a comprehensive nutrient management plan (CNMP) utilizing the dairy’s preferred crop rotation. Upon approval of the CNMP, ATM designed an expansion of the land application system to encompass 390 acres to balance applied nutrients with crop uptake.