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Agricultural processes give rise to a range of liquid wastes. In England and Wales, this includes over a hundred million tonnes of slurry and a million tonnes of silage effluent each year. This represents a major water pollution threat unless the wastes are adequately collected and stored. This report provides guidance on construction requirements for farm waste facilities. Part 1 of the document provides background information for the planning and design of waste storage, the nature and quantities of farm wastes, and the principles of storage treatment and disposal. The second part gives design and construction guidance for specific types of store, including earth-banked compounds, weeping-wall stores, silos and silage effluent tanks. Specific guidance is provided on the selection and use of materials, and appropriate construction techniques, including a section on concrete construction. The report also provides guidance on the cost, maintenance and repair of structures, and health and safety considerations.
Superseded by C759a Livestock manure and silage storage infrastructure for agriculture. Part 1 Selection guide (CIRIA, 2015) and C759b Livestock manure and silage storage infrastructure for agriculture. Part 2 Design and construction (CIRIA, 2015).
CIRIA was formerly known as the Construction Industry Research and Information Association. They are a member-based research and information organisation who publish reports and technical papers covering building and civil engineering as well as transport and utilities infrastructure.
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