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The Lorain Soil & Water Conservation District is dedicated to serving the agricultural community of Lorain County. If we can be of any assistance, please contact our office at 440-326-5800

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Agricultural Pollution Abatement Program

The statewide standards for farming and animal feeding operations are found in Ohio Administrative Code Chapter 901:13-1. The purpose of these standards is to reduce pollution of waters of the state by soil sediment, animal manure and residual farm products. 

Common violations of these rules include:

  • Overflow and discharge from animal manure collection, storage or treatment facilities,

  • Manure contaminated runoff from feedlots and manure management facilities,

  • Pollution from other waste waters, such as milk house waste water or silage leachate,

  • Excessive erosion

  • Pollution occurring from the land application of manure 

  • Improper composting of animal mortality


If you have an agricultural pollution related concern please contact our office at 440-326-5800 or the ODA's APAP Administrator 614-265-6691.

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