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    Poultry Retention Pond Waste Management

    By Wade Stafford, Vice President, Wastewater Services

    Poultry producers have a profound impact, supplying food and fiber in the form of eggs, meat, and feathers to people worldwide. Keeping these animals in confined spaces is common, but this practice can harm the natural ecosystem and get you into regulatory trouble without due diligence.

    AQUALIS can help poultry operators create a sustainable water management plan where poultry thrives and environmental compliance is achieved. Our poultry retention pond management solutions stop animal waste from contaminating surface water bodies and the surrounding areas.

    How Does Poultry Waste Impact Your Operation? 

    Poultry farming is a vast industry that covers ducks, geese, turkeys, pheasants, pigeons, peafowl, guinea fowl, chickens, and others. Most operations utilize retention ponds to keep animal waste from flowing into surface water bodies. Sometimes called storage ponds or anaerobic lagoons, they are human-made earthen basins that collect manure and other byproducts. When operating correctly, organic matter decomposes and the resulting liquid, called effluent, can be recycled or used for fertilizer.

    It's common to think little to zero retention pond maintenance is needed. The reality is lack of upkeep can lead to many issues that negatively impact poultry health and your business. Waste from animal feeding operations may contain pathogens like E. coli, hormones, antibiotics, chemicals, and heavy metals.

    -Sludge Accumulation


    -Unwanted Bacteria Growth


    -Inorganic Materials Buildup

    -Surface Water Contamination

    These occurrences will likely hurt poultry retention pond effectiveness and get you into trouble with local and federal regulators. That is why letting the stormwater and wastewater experts at AQUALIS manage your water assets makes sense.

    Leading Poultry Farm Water Management Services 

    As a leading provider of stormwater and wastewater services, AQUALIS is your source for poultry sustainable water project design, realization, and upkeep. Whether you are looking to manage an existing poultry retention pond or build a new one to ramp up operational effectiveness, we can take care of everything on your behalf – and the finished product will operate effectively and comply with local, state, and federal requirements.

    -Poultry Retention Pond Maintenance

    -Poultry Retention Pond Repairs

    -Poultry Retention Pond Consulting

    -Stormwater Credits

    Comprehensive Poultry Retention Pond Management Solutions

    Water compliance is not optional. Juggling service providers can be a hassle and lead to subpar work for which you can be liable. When running a poultry farm, you are legally responsible for ensuring your property's stormwater facilities are correctly maintained and functioning as intended.

    As a turnkey poultry retention pond water management service provider, AQAULIS can handle everything on your behalf. Our experts thoroughly understand the regulatory environment and engage with appropriate parties.

    If you need a new pond built, we can make it happen. Our team will assess your property, considering outside factors like proximity to drinking water sources and neighboring communities, and determine the optimal location and construction method. Locating a pond downslope away from the poultry-containing area is ideal so the connecting sewer line flows by gravity at the correct slope. Once a project's finished, they'll be happy to maintain your lagoon over the long haul.

    While all materials entering the lagoon are biodegradable, often items like metal containers, plastic, glass, and other nondegradable materials find a way to get in. They can lower its functional life and damage effluent removal equipment. Our team can stay on top of this problem, removing items as they build up or erecting fences and other safety measures. It's also a snap for us to check salt, bacteria, and pH levels.

    AQUALIS can also collect design criteria and performance data, such as the volume of effluent pumped monthly and pH, sludge, and seepage levels. This data can be used to achieve environmental compliance and troubleshoot issues.

    Let's Get Started

    Falling behind on poultry farm sustainable water management can hinder onsite productivity and lead to regulatory penalties, including fines. Stay one step ahead of environmental noncompliance with support from AQUALIS. With teams stationed throughout North America, we can respond to your situation quickly.

    Contact us to learn more about our poultry farm wastewater management services.