Effluent reuse saves water

By Jeanette Severs
Updated June 20 2019 - 4:43am, first published December 9 2013 - 9:45pm
It takes just 15 seconds to disperse 40,000 litres of recycled liquid effluent to wash down the feedpad and laneway in and out of the dairy.

Rather than viewing it as a useless by-product of the milking process, Simon Park is re-using effluent expecting to achieve better pasture, better milk production and healthier stock. To this end, Mr Park, a dairyfarmer at Wonthaggi, in south-east Victoria, is making radical changes on his farm.

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