Disposal and treatment of wastewater is a challenge facing all animal production facilities. The many negative factors resulting from animal wastes include decreased efficiency, decreased
environmental quality both on-site and downstream, increased costs, and negative social
The Waterman Ecological Treatment System (WETS) created at the Ohio State University’s
Waterman Farm on the Columbus campus is based on similar ecological systems used to
purify municipal and industrial wastewaters and a successful lab-scale treatment system.