Find out about eligibility and requirements for the floating covers for slurry stores and lagoons item.
£5.60 per square metre.
Available for Mid Tier and Higher Tier
A floating cover for slurry stores and lagoons will help to reduce the volume of dirty water that needs to be stored and spread.
Agreement holders will need to keep the following records and supply them on request:
Agreement holders will need to keep the following records and supply them with the claim:
Applicants will have to send the following with their application:
Before applying, applicants must seek advice from:
The following section gives advice on carrying out this item successfully but does not form part of the requirements for this item.
Further design advice is available on how to size the loading and washdown area and holding tanks, and on pesticide washing volume calculations, from CSF.
The slurry stores should meet the SSAFO regulations which cover the design, construction and maintenance of the stores.
Drains should take rainwater from the cover, making sure it does not mix with effluent, and transport it to clean water ditches and drains. A pump may be needed to help transport the water.
More information about separating clean and dirty water is available from the Rivers Trust.
More information on using covers on circular slurry stores is available.
Catchment Sensitive Farming (CSF) operates in parts of the country where there are water quality issues linked to farming. The scheme provides farmers with free advice and training. See guidance for further information on CSF support.
See the Mid Tier manual or Higher Tier manual to find out more about the scheme and how to apply.
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