Manure Storage Wastewaters

Applies to: Manure Storage


This indictor refers to the prevention of negative impacts of wastewaters from the manure storage on nearby waters. Wastewaters can cause eutrophication due to inflow of organic matter and microbial contamination. The indicator considers storage type (covered or open), wastewater management and its compliance with relevant regulation and permits.


Is the storage facility covered?

Which wastewater is produced by the storage?

Are wastewaters separately collected?

Are wastewaters treated, monitored and discharged in line with relevant regulation and permits?


Manure storage covered, wastewaters separately collected

Manure storage covered, but wastewaters not separately collected

Manure storage not covered

Project not in line with relevant regulation and permits

Sources of information:

European Commission. 2003. Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (IPPC) Reference Document on Best Available Techniques for Intensive Rearing of Poultry and Pigs.

Seadi TA, Rutz D, Prassl H, K├Âttner M, Finsterwalder T, Volk S, Janssen R. 2008. Biogas Handbook.

Scottish Environment Agency (SEPA) 2013. Standard Farming Installation Rules (How to Comply)