Environment Southland 2009 Rural Award

Highly Commended – Clean, Green Effluent Company

Lindsay Lewis of the Clean, Green Effluent Company has made it his mission to design and refine better ways for dealing with farm dairy effluent.

His system is based on the proven elements of K-line pods and storage ponds with a weeping wall, but with improved valves and other features that deliver effluent at very low application rates – as little as half a millimetre in 24 hours.

The ponds are lined with concrete with the weeping wall placed down the middle, making it easier to clean and more effective in the way it functions.

Trials with Lindsay’s system suggest that farmers can continue spraying effluent onto paddocks even during rainfall, avoiding the need for large storage ponds.