Securing Your Water Source

Farm at sunriseContamination is a substantial threat to the water supply, especially to livestock and intense operations, such as greenhouses. Secure your water supply system wherever possible. Lock your well cap, wellheads, pumps, storage tanks, and other components. Consider protecting the well with secure fencing. If you have an alarm system, be sure to install an anti-tamper device on the well cap. Check irrigation systems and other vulnerable areas regularly.

Be sure you have an adequate water supply to fight fires. These water sources should be identified and marked with signs. The location of water sources, such as wells and ponds, and fire fighting equipment such as hoses, should be shared with family members, employees and emergency personnel.