Online tool to assess quality and suitability of raw water sources for privately owned and operated supplies.
Analysis and treatment
- Alternatives for iron removal — different processes for removing iron from water.
- Farm water quality testing
- Farm water sampling
- Methane gas in well water — mechanical devices used to provide frost free, sanitary well connections.
- Removing hydrogen sulphide gas from water — water treatment options for removing hydrogen sulphide.
- Reverse osmosis water treatment — water treatment process that forces water through an extremely fine membrane to remove dissolved minerals.
- Shock chlorination and control of iron bacteria — conditions for iron bacteria growth and how to treat it.
Dugouts and dams
- Aeration of dugouts or ponds with compressed air — improves water quality by maintaining dissolved oxygen levels.
- Drought Proofing Farm Water Supplies — drought security related to your water source.
- Float suspended intake for dugouts — system for water quality in dugouts.
- Hydrated Lime Treatment — improves dugout water quality.
- Quality farm dugouts — latest research information on improving both the quantity and quality of dugout water.
- Small earth fill dams — alternative to dugouts where larger volumes of water must be stored.
- Monitoring well construction, installation and development — recommended and preferred protocols to construct, install and develop groundwater monitoring wells at confined feeding operations
- Farm water supply requirements — worksheets that can be used to calculate the farm water requirements.
- Small water filters for taste, odour and sediment removal — filters intended for use only with treated municipal water supplies or water that is free of microbial contaminants.
- Water distillers — use to remove most minerals, metals, organic chemicals and micro-organisms from water.
- Water softening — information about water softeners operation, five-cycle fully automatic water softeners, iron removal and general information.
- Choosing a water pump — different types of water pumps available and their advantages and disadvantages.
- Deep well jet pumps — process for pumping wells with a lift of 22 to 120 feet.
- Frost-free yard hydrants — installed to provide water to various locations in the farmyard during all seasons of the year.
- Pressure tanks — required in a farm water system to maintain pressure in the system when the pump is not in operation.
- Pump houses — provides excellent protection from freezing and contamination for the farm water pressure system.
- Shallow well jet pumps — practical for wells or reservoirs that require a total pumping lift of less than 5.5 m.
- Submersible pumps — centrifugal pump, which is attached to an electric motor and operates while submerged in water.
Wells and springs
- Dissolved gases in well water — major gases found in wells are methane, carbon dioxide, nitrogen and hydrogen sulfide.
- Groundwater — tool to find water wells in Alberta.
- Pitless adaptors — mechanical devices used to provide frost free, sanitary well connections.
- Spring development — preventing springs from being contaminated with livestock manure and becoming mud pits from livestock traffic.
- Water wells that last — water well maintenance.
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