Monday, November 17, 2008

Alabama Water Watch Conducts Training in Addison for Winston County Livestock Producers

Alabama Water Watch recently conducted training for Winston and Cullman County livestock producers. The training focused on bacterial monitoring of water, which can reveal contamination of water in streams, lakes, wells, and ponds. Livestock producers were trained on the specifics of taking a sample of water and culturing the bacteria in the water. This simple test can expose the presence of E. coli in water even when the contamination is not obvious to the eye. E. coli contamination could be from failing septic systems, improper management of livestock, municipal waste water treatment systems, or a number of other sources. The livestock producers attending the class are now certified to take Alabama Water Watch samples and contribute to the statewide database. Additional photos of the training are available by clicking here.

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