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Understanding conservation practices: blind inlets


November 9, 2018
By West Bend News

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Installing a blind inlet filters water through layers of soil and rock before it enters the tile system, reducing the amount of nutrients, pesticides, and sediment that can affect water quality.

The Paulding Soil and Water Conservation District provides a full breakdown on blind inlets, how to install them and their benefits. Blind inlets are structures that are strategically located at the lowest point of a field to reduce the amount of pollutants that could move through a tile outlet. Ohio State University cites studies conducted in northeast Indiana that showed blind inlets decrease sediment loads in the water moving through by 79 percent and phosphorus by 78 percent compared to a traditional tile rise. | READ MORE