Monday, January 09, 2006
By Matt King
"When you live by a dairy, you have to put up with the smells that go with it," said California Highway Patrol Sgt. Dave Hill, who lives near the
For the last six months, dairy owner Manny Furtado has been dredging his farm's retention ponds under an order from the Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board, a state agency with the power to shut down Furtado's 700-cow operation. He's made progress correcting myriad environmental problems since he spilled 240,000 gallons of manure water that nearly reached the Llagas creek last May, but the work is overdue.