Small Farm Neighbor
Keeping Our Water Clean
Where does the water on my property go?
Water is not confined by property lines. It can flow into irrigation ditches, rivers, and eventually, lakes and reservoirs, or may seep into groundwater supplies. Water can pick up natural and human-caused pollutants (such as excess fertilizer). What you do on your land can impact the quality of the water as it flows downstream to your neighbors, both human and wildlife.
There’s no unique definition, so we just asked our Utah small acreage owners. This is what we learned:
This “word cloud” includes all the different goals and motivations of our Utah small acreage farmers. Click here for more about the small farms survey.