Wastewater Treatment and Environmental Monitoring
Hulsey Environmental works hand in hand with LHR Farms to recycle wastewater. After the waste water has been taken to LHR farms it is tested for biochemical oxygen demand (BOD), pH, nitrogen and specific conductivity to make sure that pollutants do not contaminate groundwater.
The farm tests the effectiveness of its operations in many ways. The crops and hay are periodically tested to check for proper nutrient uptake. Sentinel wells are used to assure that pollutants do not leave the property or its buffers in groundwater. The farm currently tests water before it is land applied for final treatment. It tests for the presence of fecal coliform bacteria and nutrients to be sure that they are applied at safe and correct agronomic rates. Additionally, groundwater is tested for biochemical oxygen demand (BOD), pH, nitrogen and specific conductivity to make sure that pollutants do not contaminate groundwater.