Flyover ll video shows all the fields where manure will be spread (according to Roth Feeder Pigs, Inc. filing application) far and wide, plus the potential for runoff. It clearly shows that this in not a point source of pollution, as the manure will be piped or trucked throughout a large area of our countryside touching on parts of 3 townships; Marietta, Eastman and Steuben.
The more fields this pig manure is spread on (over 1200 acres), the more chances of runoff into intermittent streams that would carry the pollutants to the Kickapoo & Wisconsin Rivers. Geologically speaking, those intermittent streams follow fractures that are easy pathways to ground water aquifers where pollutants could end up in our drinking water.
There is a difference between small or medium farms spreading animal manure or chemicals on fields to nurse their crops, where input and output are hopefully balanced, and an industrial farm using the fields as dumping grounds to rid themselves of their burden. When overspreading occurs the land becomes saturated with phosphorous and nitrates without regard to crop needs or runoff.
The industrial application of over 9,000,000 gals of pig manure, across the lower Kickapoo and Knapp Watersheds in Crawford County, with it's odor, insects and pathogens endangers the health, welfare, and safety of our entire community. Industrial farms are not sustainable. If you want to know more about runoff visit: https://dnr.wisconsin.gov/topic/Nonpoint/AgEnviromentalImpact.html
If you want to change this outcome, call your County Rep, they won’t listen to us, maybe they’ll listen to you, but I wouldn't put money on it.