Reducing the Risk of Ground Water Contamination by Improving Livestock Manure Storage and Treatment Facilities
Texas Agricultural Extension Service: TexASyst , 1997

Harris, B.L., Hoffman, D. W., Mazak Jr., F.J.

Improperly managed manure can contaminate both surface and ground water with nutrients and disease-causing organisms. Storing livestock manure allows producers to spread it when crops can best use the nutrients. However, accumulating manure in a concentrated area can be risky to the environment and to human and animal health unless done properly.