ORCWP Funding: $1930.00
- Reduced nutrient runoff into the local creek
- Soil conservation
- Improved groundwater quality
- Reduced inputs (fuel, nutrients, seeds)
- Time and cost savings
Maria and Theo Nyentap are dairy farmers who also grow soybeans and corn. They are strong supporters of the Ottawa Rural Clean Water Program and have completed several projects including well decommissioning, precision farming (GPS technology), and planting a natural windbreak. “Protecting water quality is a high priority for us. Good, clean water is not only important for our health, but also for our milk cows,” said Maria Nyentap regarding the completed projects.
GPS technology has helped the Nyentaps save on input costs including fuel, nutrients, seeds, and most importantly, time. Well decommissioning has helped them ensure clean, safe water for their farm. Natural windbreak plantings have aided in soil conservation and have also helped reduce snow drifts.
The Ottawa Rural Clean Water Program is brought to you by the City of Ottawa in cooperation with your local Conservation Authority. Help improve water quality! Call 613-692-3571 or 800-267-3504 ext. 1136.