Farm ponds provide water for livestock, fish production, fire protection, irrigation and, recreational fun.
Drowning is the second-leading cause of childhood agricultural related deaths.
If an uninvited person drowns in your pond, you can be held liable if no safety measures are in place. Here are some basics of
Farm pond safety check list.
Be sure you have Proper Liability Insurance (check with your insurance agent and other local authorities
Ponds should be fenced-especially those in remote areas on the farm.
Post signs indicating ‘No Swimming’ or ‘Danger’ if your pond is not for recreational use.
Have rescue equipment close by even if no swimming is allowed
Eliminate physical hazards and test water annually for contamination.
Always expect the unexpected give your farm pond a safety check.
Learn CPR and water rescue techniques