Overview of farm water planning
Water is an essential requirement for running a livestock business and has a significant impact upon stock welfare, farm productivity and business profitability. Knowledge of stock drinking water requirements and potential sources of water are important for planning on both an annual and daily basis. The goal of farm . . . → Read More: Managing Farm Water Supply
Sufficient and reliable water supply is essential for successful operation of stock containment areas. The stock housed in such areas are totally dependant on the person responsible for managing this area of confinement. It is therefore vital that a good water supply be provided. Because of the diet that will be fed to stock . . . → Read More: Water Supply For Stock Containment Areas
Table 1: Maximum desirable concentration of phosphorus and nitrogen in storages to minimise chances of algal blooms
Table 2: Effects of water salinity on plants
Table 3: Stock water requirements
Table 4: Drinking water guidelines
*Note that the guideline value is . . . → Read More: Water Quality Criteria Tables
an environment for biological growth a universal solvent a transporting agent.
Nearly all natural waters therefore contain a range of organisms, nutrients and other materials. Whether or not this is undesirable depends on:
type of material or organisms; quantity of material or organism; and, use of the water
Farm water storages generally . . . → Read More: Water Quality for Farm Water Supplies
Water can be obtained from the following sources:
(i) Stored Rain Water. Where no other source of water is available for the homestead, tanks are filled during rain from roofs of buildings or specially constructed concrete catchment areas. From these sources the water is taken to where it is required by gravity or pumping. . . . → Read More: Sources of Water
This Note is to assist farmers to estimate water storage needs based on likely water requirements. The figures are broad guides only and should be tweaked for local conditions.
Few rural properties are serviced by public water supplies. In most cases, the only option is to use water resources available on the . . . → Read More: Estimating Water Requirements on a Farm