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§ 20-51. Irrigation systems

Oklahoma Statutes AnnotatedTitle 2. Agriculture

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated
Title 2. Agriculture
Chapter 1. Agricultural Code (Refs & Annos)
Article 20a. Oklahoma Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations Act
2 Okl.St.Ann. § 20-51
§ 20-51. Irrigation systems
A. All irrigation systems into which any animal waste will be injected shall be equipped with one or both of the following systems:
1. An antipollution system, approved by the State Board of Agriculture, capable of preventing the backflow of animal waste into the groundwater. The system shall include a safety check valve with a removable inspection port, anti-syphon vent, and low-pressure escape drain. An interlock device shall be installed on pumps that pump the animal waste so that if a fresh water irrigation pump shuts down, the pump that pumps the animal waste will also immediately shut down, preventing the chance of leakage past the check valve; or
2. A system which provides for a complete and total disconnection between the flow of fresh water and the flow of animal waste. The system shall be capable of a manual disconnection between fresh water and the animal waste.
B. The Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry shall make annual on-site inspections examining the operative status of the check valves and interlock devices.
C. The operator of the irrigation system shall be responsible to ensure:
1. That the valves and interlock devices remain operative between annual inspections by the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry; or
2. Complete disconnection from fresh water when introducing animal waste into the system.


Laws 2007, c. 31, § 38, eff. Nov. 1, 2007.
2 Okl. St. Ann. § 20-51, OK ST T. 2 § 20-51
Current with legislation of the Second Regular Session of the 59th Legislature (2024) effective as of July 1, 2024. Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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