Strive to do best pooh ponds
focused on construction and the third day on pond design.
InfraTrain’s national operations manager Ross Leslie said the workshops, held in six places nationwide, covered the practical aspects of design and construction.
‘‘The course aims to ensure that those building storage ponds have all the information they need to build an effluent pond that is compliant and will provide farmers with a great return on investment,’’ Mr Leslie said.
‘‘The practice note provided a good solid base to model the course on and also means there are consistent messages around pond construction.’’
Hugh Ratsey, from Opus, said it was really good to see such a range of companies across the North and South islands participating in the course.
‘‘This course required a high level of participation and those who attended responded well to the practical examples and the expert guest speakers used throughout the programme,’’ he said.
‘‘Our course trainers have many years’ experience in this business and were heavily involved in drafting Practice Note 21. Attendees made the most of having these experts on-hand.’’
Farmers can access the full list of contractors and designers at: www.infratrain.co.nz/ dairy_effluent.htm.
NEW STANDARDS: A training course is in place for upskilling in regards to dairy effluent ponds, such as this one.