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New water-control structures conserving water, slowing runoff

July 6, 2020  By Ionia Sentinel-Standard

A new farm water management system installed in late June at the Robert Vajcner farm in Raisinville Township is helping to conserve water in his fields and keeping Lake Erie cleaner this summer.

The system consists of PCV pipes and head stands that are tiled below the ground to retain water in the fields rather than let it drain into the creeks. Vajcner had two water-control structures installed at $1,000 each – and covered by a conservation grant – near the Pin Oak Drain that traverses his property off Stewart Road. | READ MORE

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