Manure Storage & Transfer System
Waste storage and transfer system for an existing 500 head dairy farm. The project included a concrete lined manure storage lagoon to provide seven months waste storage from the herd and a transfer system to pump sand laden from the barn to the storage facility. Alfalawn Farm, Town of Weston, Dunn County, WI
Our challenge during this project was the bedrock we encountered during the the subsurface investigation of the proposed site. We needed to be able to remove the bedrock while balancing the earthwork to minimize excavation costs and maintain safety while ensuring environmental standards were met throughout the project.
The AC/a design team identified the bedrock surface in the test pits, located the waste transfer system and storage structure to maintain necessary separation from bedrock with minimal bedrock removal, minimizing excavation costs for the project while providing the necessary documentation to verify environmental standards were maintained.