Water Balance isn’t just about quantity, it’s also about thoughtful stewardship of water quality for future generations. As a society we are always learning improved ways to produce the food we eat. Knowing how to produce a crop with more responsible management is on the mind of any successful farmer. Improving performance while improving water quality is value added. In Northeast Nebraska, many of the communities are faced with a growing issue of nitrate contamination in their drinking water supplies. These problems are challenging and expensive to address, so prevention is paramount where possible.
Aquamart is working with local NRDs, state and federal agencies to promote sustainable water management to address these complex issues. Working to get people the tools they need to evaluate their current water supplies, plan for their own future sustainability and to implement technologies and practices that will benefit farm profitability while protecting community water supplies. As we greet the challenges of the 21st century, knowing that we are protecting the most essential aspect of human well-being will inspire the people and communities of our state to have the confidence necessary to flourish and meet those challenges successfully.