Manure Management And Water Clarification

This category is dedicated to agricultural that must comply with state mandates for manure management and water clarification. This is particularly important for dairies farms that produce effluent that needs to be processed to meet regulations.

CDFA SWEEP dairy irrigation program - applications due January 18 2022

Dairy Irrigation SWEEP Grants – 200K & More – Apply By Jan. 18th

Dairy Irrigation CDFA SWEEP Grants – 200K & More – Apply By Jan. 18th

With the current drought conditions, there is significant attention being given to how your dairy can conserve water. If you’ve got a flush system, it’s getting even harder to meet state requirements and still be profitable. Why not improve nutrient management and install drip irrigation on your fields by getting a $200,000.00 SWEEP grant from the CDFA?

And, if you are a So Cal Edison customer, additional rebates for our systems are also available.

Here’s How, With Irrigation Water As Clean As You Want It – 24/7

It’s like putting your flush system on turbo. Besides controlling nutrients, managing manure, saving water, and improving profitability, you’ve also got the opportunity to get rid of those messy, high-visibility environmental eyesores – manure lagoons. Use this CDFA SWEEP grant money to rev up your farm’s manure and water management capabilities with the CLARA Complete Manure Management System. Working 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

CLARA by Figure 8 Environmental Is Perfect For Drip Irrigation, And More

CLARA can process flush water immediately removing solids and nitrogen to give you any level of water filtration, even non-clogging water for drip irrigation systems. This means you can more closely manage the nutrients you apply on your fields and conserve water at the same time.

And, you get to keep your current flush system.

CLARA Gives You A Lot More For The Money

That $200,000.00 is for improving your dairy’s water usage. And by making CLARA the backbone of your manure processing system, you get significantly more for the money.

  • CLARA quickly captures, processes, and condenses nutrient solids for onsite use or offsite transport, while producing clean reusable water for flushing or drip irrigation.
  • CLARA optimizes manure separation, manure handling, water clarification, and nutrient management.
  • CLARA is designed to add more to your bottom-line profits, with healthier, more productive crops and herds.
  • CLARA helps to efficiently manage levels of nitrates, salts, phosphorus, greenhouse gas emissions and metals.
  • CLARA eliminates the need for settling pits and lagoons.

Team up with Figure 8 Environmental to take your dairy to the next level.

CLARA Qualifies For The CDFA SWEEP Grants –
Apply Before
January 18th, 2022

 The CDFA SWEEP grants can help pay for your Figure 8 Environmental CLARA system. Take advantage of this attractive grant opportunity and get ahead of the game.

Get More Information Now At:

Call Andy Iturriria, at Figure 8 Environmental – 661-747-5956.
Or email [email protected] to get help with your CDFA SWEEP application.

Visit our website at for more information.

dairy cow pokes head through window of sleeping farmer

Dairies Can Profit From Carbon Credits

Dairy Manure And Carbon Credits…
Or Making Money While You Sleep

Yes. You heard right. Today, we’re going to tell you about a great untapped profit source. It’s a little complicated, but fortunately, we can not only explain it, we can install it in your dairy.

Yes, You Can Definitely Make Money From Your Dairy Manure Data:

Every day. Every minute. Even while you sleep. Your dairy makes, collects and processes a very valuable product. Manure. And we all know that dairies have been the asked to clean up the process. Sustainability. At first, all you see is spending money. It’s really easy to overlook potential revenue sources that can offset the equipment and management costs. But there is a magic formula.

Profit From SMART™ Dairy Manure Data

You heard it. There is PROFIT in that SMART™ data. Especially if you can prove that you are implementing sustainability measures in your manure management. The key is to capture that data and send it to the right places. You can do this by using SMART™ the brains behind CLARA™, the Manure Separation and Nutrient Management System from Figure 8 Environmental. The data is there. It’s accessible. And now you can take the next step to profit from it.

Quote From Nick Facciola, Mechanical Engineer and Carbon Offset Credit Specialist at 3Degrees, who manages a portfolio of carbon offset projects from concept to monetization.

“It’s not a whole lot of extra effort to extract the data and use it in the carbon credit marketplace. We drive the process in the background so that the dairymen can concentrate on their dairy operation, not the data monetization.”

Using Your iPhone To Make Money

Crazy right? Well, it’s real. In the manure management systems we have been implementing, we have added computer science to measure how clean your dairy’s treated flush water is. That data is captured in CLARA’S SMART™ system, just like your computer, and sent wirelessly to us. You can access it, even on an iPhone! That’s the missing link. We can use the data to turn your daily manure achievements into carbon credits.

The Great Untapped PROFIT Source – Carbon Credits!

We’ve all heard about this. It’s all about capturing that data, then selling it on the carbon credit market. There are thousands of buyers who are looking to buy carbon credits to offset their environmental footprint. From car manufacturers to soda pop companies, they all have their sustainability regulations, and they can’t always lower their carbon footprints by themselves. So they tap into the offset carbon credit market. Through CLARA’s  It’s real and it’s happening now.

Here’s How To Get It Done

There’re some upfront costs. But most of you have either have already put in manure systems or plan to. All you need to do is bring in experts like us. We can help you create a cash flow system that can deliver money from carbon credits for years. How does 21 years sound? Imagine what happens after collecting your payments for 21 years. It really adds up.

Need More Info?

Team up with Figure 8 Environmental to take your dairy to the next level.

Call Andy Iturriria, at Figure 8 Environmental – 661-747-5956.
Or email [email protected] to set up a free site visit and environmental analysis.

Visit our website at for more information.

PROFIT™ is the brains that taps into what CLARA™ does.

This latest offset carbon credit news is brought to you by Figure 8 Environmental and The CLARA™ Manure Separation and Nutrient Management System, a proven manure solid separation system designed to improve dairy farm sustainability.  PROFIT™ is the brains that taps into what CLARA does. It keeps track of your manure separation, manure handling, water clarification, and nutrient management.  It’s made promoting more bottom-line profits and healthier herds easier and more productive. CLARA utilizes LWR patented First Wave and Second Wave components to quickly capture, process and condense nutrient solids for offsite transport, while producing clean reusable water for flushing or drip irrigation. CLARA helps efficiently manage nitrates, salts, phosphorus, greenhouse gas emissions and metals. The CLARA System also eliminates the need for settling ponds and lagoons.

CLARA qualifies for grant funding and carbon credits offset income.


Get CLARA and get PROFIT™!

Overloaded salt and nitrates in a dairy lagoon

New Salt and Nitrate Regulations For California Dairies

Dairies In Priority 1 Groundwater Basin Must Comply Immediately

While greenhouse gas reduction may not be your greatest concern, recently adopted new regulations by the California State Water Board under the Central Valley Salt and Nitrate Control Program to control salt and nitrate impacts should be. If your dairy is located in the Priority 1 Groundwater Basin you will be asked to comply. This includes:

  • Chowchilla
  • Kaweah
  • Kings
  • Modesto
  • Tule
  • Turlock

If your dairy is located in Priority 2 basins found in Yolo, Merced, Kern County (west side south), Tulare Lake, Kern County (Peso), Delta Mendota, Eastern San Joaquin, and Madera, you will be asked to comply in a few years.

CLARA™ by Figure 8 Environmental Can Help You Meet The New Salt And Nitrate Regulations

While environmentalists’ attention have been focused on more effective manure management for reducing greenhouse gases, an equally important feature of our CLARA system is its ability to remove nutrients and salts from flush water used for irrigation purposes.

Greenhouse Gas Reduction, Salt and Nitrate Control, All From One System

  • 50% nitrogen removal from flush water helping the dairy reach nutrient management requirements.
  • Reduced salt loading
  • +60% phosphorus removal from flush water
  • Ability to utilize flush water in drip or pivot irrigation
  • Eliminate the need for separation pits
  • Recycle cleaner flush water back through your flush system – +90% removal of suspended solids from flush water
  • Profit from Carbon Credits
  • Improved herd health and reduced Somatic Cell Counts with Clarified flush water
  • Reduced animal injury rates caused by slippery buildup from using dirty flush water

CLARA Solves Your Nutrient Management Issues, Improves Animal Health And You Get To Keep Your Flush System..

With all the demands placed on your dairy, it’s reassuring to know that there is one system that can do it all. That’s CLARA from Figure 8 Environmental. All in real-time and without replacing your current flush system with a more expensive scrape system.

Download Our New White Paper Showcasing The Performance of CLARA And See How It Can Make Your Dairy Ready

In the latest scientific study, you can see how CLARA can address both greenhouse gases and salt/nitrate groundwater needs from the same real-time system.

Email us: [email protected]  | Call us: 661 747 5956

Get More Moola With An Early Jump On Your AMMP Grant

How To Win Your 2020 AMMP Grant For Your Dairy

Start Your Application Early. There Is Less Grant Money Available This Year. And Less Time.

You’ve heard about the AMMP grants. And how California dairies have been winning millions of dollars for environmental improvements. It’s a great program, but won’t last forever. In fact, the AMMP grants will be less this year than previous ones.

Dairies that start their grant applications now will stand a better chance of winning.

Start Your Application Right away. Call Us At 661 381 6980. We can help.

Get working on your AMMP grant application today! The team at Figure 8 Environmental is ready to help a select group of California dairies to win AMMP grants. It’s not easy if you don’t know how. It’s super easy if you call us to help. We still have a few slots available. Don’t delay.

Win, Win and Win Some More:

There are so many ways to win with a free AMMP grant from the State of California.

Here are just a few:

Win #1 – Get AMMP Grant Application Help (From Figure 8 Environmental)

You’ll need a tight plan that says the right things. We’ve done it before. We can do it for you.

Win #2 –Keep Your Flush System And Make It Better – Best Of All, The State Will Pay For It

A lot of people will tell you to retire your flush system and go with scraping. We’ve got a better way with CLARA – our state of the art dairy manure and water clarification system.

Win #3 – Get Rid Of Those Terrible Separator Pits & Lagoons Without Switching to Scraping

CLARA can process your flush waste at a real time pace. That means no separators, no lagoons. No methane. No fines. And more high-quality nutrient solids and recycled water.

Win #4 – Manage Your Nutrient Problems

Over saturating your dairy’s soil with excess Nitrogen can be a thing of the past with Figure 8’s CLARA.

Win #5 – Get More Cows Per Acre

Less Nitrogen in irrigation water. Improved nutrient management. The State of California loves that. And you can get more cows per acre.

Win #6 – Turn Your Manure Problem Into A Manure Profit Center

CLARA produces high quality nutrient solids compared to standard compost. And lots of it. Use it on your own farm or sell it to your neighbors at a premium price.

Win #7 – Get a Handle On Your Water Conservation Problem

CLARA clarifies your dirty flush water fast. You will be able to reuse it instantly in your flush system or for irrigation… even in your pivot or drip irrigation systems. Irrigate more acres with the same amount of water.

Win #8 – Get Rid Of Your Methane/Odor Problems

Figure 8’s CLARA eliminates the biggest sources of methane pollution (AND ODOR) on your dairy… large separation pits and lagoons.  Get the public and inspectors off your back.

Win #9 – Let Someone Else Do The Heavy Lifting – Like Us

That’s where we come in. Your Figure 8 team. We can engineer it. Write up the grant proposal. Build it. Run it. All or part of it. Your choice. Whatever works best for you.

Sounds like a lot of wining. You bet. More than we can talk about in an email.

Click here to set up an appointment with Figure 8 and get your application started right away. Let us show you how to be an AMMP Winner.

We are only taking on a few new clients this year. Give us a call so you don’t miss out on this important opportunity for your dairy.

Email us: [email protected]  | Call us: 661 381 6980


Announcing CLARA™ The New Manure Separation and Nutrient Management System From Figure 8 Environmental

Announcing CLARA™ The New Manure Separation and Nutrient Management System From Figure 8 Environmental

If you are a dairy owner in California, there are five big events coming up that you should know about.

  • New regulations are coming and getting more powerful. Reduction of salts, tighter control on huge manure ponds and more focus on waste water runoff will be impacting the operation and profitability of your dairy.
  • Here’s the good news. The State of California will assist you with state grants for addressing those manure management issues.
  • More good news. You can take the steps to meet the new regulations and actually make a profit.
  • And here’s the best news. We’re here to help you get those grants, build and run the operations on your dairy and help you generate more profits.

The brochure for CLARA provides you with the benefits of system for California dairies looking for manure management.

Download Your Clara Brochure – CLARA_Brochure_Fig-8_rev-6_lr

  • And here’s the best news. We’re here to help you get those grants, build and run the operations on your dairy and help you generate more profits.
Dairy Summit in Sacramento

Figure 8 To Exhibit At Dairy Summit in Sacramento

Figure 8 To Exhibit At Dairy Summit in Sacramento, November 27th to 28th

Upgrade Your Dairy’s Manure Management System With An AMMP Grant

Figure 8 would like to invite you to stop by our booth at the Summit so we may introduce our Nutrient Management Flush Water Management System that will help you stay in compliance with the Air Resources Board and the RWQCB. Our system is designed to quickly separate manure solids from flush water, giving you the ability to quickly recycle clean flush water back to your operation or onto your fields. Our system is designed to remove in excess of +90% phosphorus and up to 50% nitrogen from your flush water helping you maintain field health. In addition, immediate water treatment eliminates the need for separation pits, significantly reduces lagoon size requirements, and cuts down water consumption.

With the new Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) regulations set to kick in the near future, it is in your best interest to act now.

The Figure 8 Nutrient Management Flush Water Management System has already received AMMP Funding.

We should be able to help you obtain funding for a system on your dairy.

Here is a video of a flush dairy operation that utilizes our system:

Robinway Dairy Video

If you are not attending and would like to received further information, please contact us.

See you at the Summit.

Here’s more information on the Summit:

AMMP Grants For 2019

AMMP Grants Coming Back For 2019

If You Missed The AMMP Grants in 2018, Don’t Worry.

We’ll Help You Submit Your AMMP Application for 2019.

This California program provides financial assistance for dairies who are looking to improve their manure management practices. Last year, 58 dairies were awarded over $33 million dollars to engineer and install state-of-the-art manure digesters that reduce greenhouse admissions, recycle manure and water and help to reduce pollutions from wastewater runoff.

Lot’s Of Improvements By The CDFA

The CDFA is upping their game this year, with expanded guidance for the grant application process. Application workshops start in January of 2019. Grant applications are due in February of 2019.

Be Prepared, With Our Help

With Figure 8 Environmental’s help, you can not only make the application process more concise and less stressful, you can also design a manure management systems that can actually pay for itself. This is an offer too good to pass up.

Reserve Your Spot For Our Hands-On Demo

Be sure to make your reservation for a personal showing of Figure 8 Environmental’s demonstration unit. Space is limited. Call or email use today to secure you position.

New California Dairy Water Quality Requirements

California Is Tightening Up The Regulations. Again.

Water Quality Regulations For CA Dairies Tightens Up

Central Valley Water Quality Control Board Adopts New General Order For California Dairies

Central Valley Water Quality Control Board (RB5) adopted a General Order for Confined Bovine Feeding Operations (R5- 2017-0058).

Waste Discharge Requirements General Order For Confined Bovine Feeding Operations

Click below to download a form detailing the requirements of the general order.

This article by Deanne Meyer of the University of California, Davis provides a very good overview of the dairy operations affected by the order and what to do about it.

The first deadline to file your Notice of Intent with the RB5, is due July 1st, 2018.

Call us at Figure 8 Environmental and find out how we can help. 661 381 6980.


Case Study: Installation at Robinway Dairy

Robinway Dairy in Kiel Wisconsin

Water Quality So Good Your Can Drink It

Dairy Overview:

1700 cows + 350 steers
A flush dairy and their nutrient recovery/flush water management system that utilizes our LWR system
Dairy processes 80,000 gals/day of flush water producing 20 tons/day of manure cake

This video provides a live tour of the 1st Wave System, manufactured by our partner LWR Systems.

1st Wave Unit- Initial Flush Water Treatment

Flush water, after it has gone through a slope screen separator comes into the unit at the bottom left hand corner of the picture and flows as
the arrows point.

Step 1: Slope Screen Separation
Bedding is separated from incoming flush water by slope screen separators. The flush water at that point has a total suspended solids content (TSS) of about 20,000 and it looks like the water that you see in the container to the left in the picture below.

Nutrient Recovery and Flush Water Management

Step 2: Flocculation
Polymer is added to the manure and mixed. The manure now forms large flocs making it easier to separate.

Polymer Added To Flocculation Manure Separator

Manure With Large Flocs For Easier Separation

Floculated Water With Polymers Byproduct

Step 3: Water Separation
The water then travels down a separator screen (from the top left hand corner to the bottom right). At this point, water is separated from the manure and the resulting water looks like the product you see below. It will have a 50% reduction in nitrogen and 99% reduction of phosphorus compared to the initial flush water. This water is ready for pivot, drip irrigation or to be recycled back to your flush system. The need for large lagoons for settling is eliminated as all the manure has been separated out instantly. The virtual total elimination of salts will also help you preserve farm health.

Water Separator

Water That Has Been Separate From Waste

Step 4: Manure Cake Formation
The flocculated manure is squeezed with a rotary press into a “cake”. It contains 99% phosphorus and 50% of nitrogen found in the original flush water. This manure cake can then be used on your farmland or easily trucked to offsite farms.

1st Wave Machine During Manure Cake Formation

Manure Hoisted Into Next Processing Station

Step 5 – 2nd Wave Reverse Osmosis System
If further water clarification is needed, the 2nd Wave Reverse Osmosis (RO) system can be installed. This system will get the flush water back to water for your herds, parlor water or for your fields.

Water Clarification Controls

Clear Water From 2nd Wave System

Step 6: Manure Pellet Processing
For further processing, manure cake can be dried.
Manure Ramp For Cake Station

Manure Dryer For Cake Processing

Manure Cake End Process

Spring Flowers and AMMP Grant Due Date May 22 2018

The CA AMMP Grant Proposal is Due May 23

Figure 8 Can Help You With Making Your Grant Application For This “No-Match” Grant From the CDFA

Time is Running Short

May 22nd is just around the corner. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to address your dairy’s methane capture challenges.

Let Figure 8 Help You Fill Out The Application

Figure 8 Environmental helps California dairies with the manure and methane management. Let us help you submit your Alternative Manure Management Program grant request to pay for the cost of machinery and installation. Don’t wait.

It’s A No-Match Grant – Which Is Great News For You!

This is a “No-Match” grant, which means you don’t need to add your own funds to purchase the equipment. The deadline is coming up soon. Call us today so we can help you put together an award winning grant proposal.