Raw manure storage areas near surface water can result in water contamination, either by runoff or through leaching. Safe distance recommendations from the surface water source depend on soil type and slope of land. The Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (LGMA) recommends at least 100 feet if soil is sandy, 200 feet if soil is clay or loam, and 300 feet if slope is greater than 6%.
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