In partnership with ACCD, farms adopt practices to safely manage animal waste. This protects water quality and provides a healthy environment for livestock in Allegheny County.
All farmers in Pennsylvania that use or produce manure are required to have either a Chapter 91 Manure Management Plan or a more in-depth Act 38 Nutrient Management Plan. These two programs prevent nutrient pollution, specifically nitrogen and phosphorus, from entering into streams, lakes, ponds and groundwater.
ACCD assists local farmers by: