Farm Field Structures Conserving Water, Slowing RunoffNews Type: Regional, Federal Source: The Monroe News
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A new farm water management system installed in late June at the Robert Vajcner farm in Raisinville Township in Monroe County is helping to conserve water in his fields and keeping Lake Erie cleaner this summer.
The system was installed in two weeks with a $2,000 grant awarded through the Lenawee County Soil Conservation District that can be used to halt non-point sources of pollution into lakes and streams.
The system consists of PCV pipes and head stands that are tiled below the ground to retain water in the fields rather than let it drain into the creeks. Vajcner had two water-control structures installed at $1,000 each near the Pin Oak Drain that traverses his property off Stewart Road.