Save the Water™ (STW™) is a U.S.-based nonprofit organization dedicated to solving the world water crisis.
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The ecological issues are a direct derivative of the volume and the concentration of waste caused by a large number of animals in a CAFO in close confinement and the concentration of CAFOs geographically. Waste management techniques historically used by CAFOs entail serious health side effects and environmental issues, are not cost-effective and are only temporary fixes in consideration of the amount of waste that continues to accumulate. Actual and potential health, environmental and economic challenges involve: ➢ contamination of groundwater from undesirable or unsafe levels of leached nutrients, such as nitrates and phosphates ➢ contamination of surface water by nutrients, sediment, or microbial organisms when storms cause overflowing or flooding ➢ contamination of substantial tracts of land by the spreading of phosphorus- charged liquid waste. i.e. in “spray fields.” ➢ the contribution of nutrients to the expansion of “dead zones” already existing throughout in-shore waters along the Gulf of Mexico and Mid-Atlantic coastline (specifically North Carolina). Most CAFOs continue to rely on 100-year-old technologies and techniques that have made only marginal improvements over the years in the collection and disposition of animal waste. Save the Water’s solution stops the problem at the source while improving the operation of the business by doing the following: • eliminates the odor • recaptures the water in the waste stream • reduces greenhouse gas emissions • sequesters the nutrients • stops groundwater and estuary pollution • reduces antibiotic use • improves worker and animal health • restores soils • increases crop production • minimizes vegetable contamination • creates a marketable product • improves the profitability of the CAFO operation • cleans up old sites • addresses all size operations • produces a stream of profitable by-products for the farmers