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§ 20-13. Irrigation systems

Oklahoma Statutes AnnotatedTitle 2. Agriculture

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated
Title 2. Agriculture
Chapter 1. Agricultural Code (Refs & Annos)
Article 20. Oklahoma Swine Feeding Operations Act (Refs & Annos)
2 Okl.St.Ann. § 20-13
§ 20-13. Irrigation systems
A. All irrigation systems into which any swine 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 swine 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 swine waste so that if a fresh water irrigation pump shuts down, the pump that pumps the swine 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 swine waste. The system shall be capable of a manual disconnection between fresh water and the swine 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 Department; or
2. Complete disconnection from fresh water when introducing swine waste into the system.


Laws 1997, c. 331, § 11, eff. Sept. 1, 1997. Renumbered from Title 2, § 9-205.5 by Laws 2005, c. 292, § 25, eff. July 1, 2005. Laws 2007, c. 31, § 13, eff. Nov. 1, 2007.
2 Okl. St. Ann. § 20-13, OK ST T. 2 § 20-13
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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