On this page: Applying effluent to the land, managing effluent on dairy goat farms, frequently asked questions (FAQ), rules and compliance, training, upgrading your system, more information. Also see guides and manuals.
Effluent management (179kb)
Applying effluent to the land -Learn more about applying to land and find out the nutrient values of effluent.
Work out effluent application depth - Use the online calculator to work out the effluent application depth you'll need for your farm.
Work out effluent application rates - Use the online calculator to work out the application rates for effluent on your farm.
Soils map tool - Use our mapping tool to help identify the soil risk types on your property.
This document summarises the Waikato Regional Plan in answering the most frequently asked questions around farm dairy effluent (FDE). However, it is important to note that not all the conditions you are required to comply with in the Waikato Regional Plan are covered here.
Know the rules - Read Waikato Regional Council's rules and regulations for farm animal effluent discharges.
Farmers' Guide to Permitted Activities [PDF, 675 KB] - The permitted activity guide provides a summary overview of a number of our rules for farming activities.
Effluent irrigation rules poster - View or print a summary of our effluent irrigation rules. Contact us if you would like a poster-size copy to display in your dairy shed.
Effluent Compliance Checklist - Download and complete a checklist to help you see if your farm is compliant.
Waikato Regional Council encourages continuous development on farm to help ensure good effluent management on farm. Having well trained staff can help with this.
For farm managers and farm staff
PrimaryITO - course on dairy farm effluent management
For rural professionals involved in effluent advice and/or effluent systems
Massey University - short course on dairy effluent system design and management
For information regarding the industry codes and standards for effluent system design and a list of accredited system designers:
Attend this yearly event run by Waikato Regional Council, with a range of displays and seminars on effluent issues. Find out more.