By Paul Schmitt
Kewaunee County has drafted two ordinances on waste irrigation and waste hauler certification. County Conservationist Davina Bonness and County Administrator Scott Feldt brought the proposals to the Board of Public Health earlier this week. Bonness says there is no real standard or protocol in the state regarding manure or waste irrigation. She explains what the ordinance would cover.
Bonness says it is similar to water irrigation systems in the fields but would have drop nozzles that would be no higher than 18 inches from the ground to prevent the waste spray from getting into the air. The waste hauler certification would give the county a record of who is hauling the waste or manure and making sure they are certified. The proposed ordinances will go through three committees before being brought to the Kewaunee County Board for final approval.