SELF-AUDIT of Saticoy Berry Farms

Water Usage
Code Question Yes No N/A Severity
4.01 Is the irrigation or spray water sourced via municipal pipeline? 0 0 0 N/A
4.01a Are annual test results of municipal water on file and available for review? 5 0 0 C
4.02 Is irrigation or spray water sourcee from a well? If no, go to 4.03
0
0
0
C
4.02a Is the well designed to prevent animal (i.e.. rodent, bird, etc.) access?
5
0
0
C
4.02b Are any measures taken to minimize microbial contamination of well, such as visual inspection, periodic chlorination, filtration, rodent control program, etc.
7
0
0
C
4.02c Are logbooks kept for the periodic visual inspeciton and chlorination of well, and available for review?
3
0
0
C
4.02d Are microbial tests conducted on well water (i.e. coli, total Coliform, fecal Coliform, etc.)
5
-5
0
C
4.02e When microbial tests are being conduceted on a well, are proper sampling protocals being followed?
3
0
0
C
4.02f Are well water test results being reviewed on a regular basis?
3
0
0
C
4.02g Do written policies exist covering corrective measures if high-teest results on well water are recorded?
3
0
0
C
4.03 Is the irrigation or spray water sourced from a pond or reservoir? If no, og to 4.04
0
0
0
N/A
4.03a Are measures taken ot restrict animal access to the pond or reservoir (i.e. fences, etc.)
5
-5
0
C
4.03b Is there a rountine maintenance program for pond or reservoir that includes removal of all inappropriate materials, including plan matter, etc?
7
0
0
C
4.03c Are any measures taken to minimize microbial contamination of pond or reservoir such as visual inspection, periodic chlorination, filtration, rodent control program, etc.?
7
0
0
C
4.03d Are the logbooks kept for the periodic visual inspection and chlorination of pond or resevoir available for review?
3
0
0
C
4.03e Are microbial tests conducted on the pond or reservoir water (i.e. coli, total Coliform, fecal Coliform, etc.)
5
-5
0
C
4.03f When microbial tests are being conducted on a pond or resevoir, are proper sampling protocols being followed?
3
0
0
C
4.03g Are test results of pond or reservoir water being reviewed on a regular basis?
3
0
0
C
4.03h Do written policies exist covering corrective measures if high test results of pond of reservoir water are recorded?
3
0
0
C
4.04 Is the irrigation or spray water sourced from either canals or ditches? If no, go to 4.05
0
0
0
N/A
4.04a Does domestic livestock have access to canals/ditches?
0
5
0
N/A
4.04b Is there a routine maintenance program for canals/ditches that includes removal of all inappropriate materials including plan matter?
7
0
0
C
4.04c Are any measures taken to minimze microbial contamination of canal/ditch such as visual inspection, periodic chlorination, filtration, rodent control program, etc.?
7
0
0
C
4.04d Are logbooks kept for periodic visual inspection and chlorination of canal/ditch and available for review?
3
0
0
C
4.04e When microbial tests conducted on the cnal/ditch water (i.e. E. coli, total Coliform, fecal Coliform, etc.)
5
-5
0
C
4.04f When microbial tests are being conducted on canal/ditch, are proper sampling protocols being followed?
3
0
0
C
4.04g Are canal/ditch water test results reviewed on a regular basis?
3
0
0
C
4.04h Do written policies exist covering corrective measures for canal/ditch if high-test results are recorded?
3
0
0
C
4.05 Is reclamed (gray, tertiary) water used on the farm for irrigation or sprays? If no, go to 4.06
0
0
0
N/A
4.05a Is the reclamation process under the direction of the local water district?
10
-10
0
B
4.05b Are microbial control measures, for reclaimed water, utilized by the water district (i.e. chlorination, ozone, copper, etc.)
10
-10
0
B
4.05c Are tests conducted to assure that the reclaimed waters harbor no harmful microbes (i.e. pH, free chlorine levels, E. coli, total Coliform, fecal Coliform, etc.)?
10
-10
0
B
4.05d Are tests on the reclaimed water conducted according to a set schedule?
5
-10
0
B
4.05e Are the reclaimed water samples taken from the proer location (i.e. intake, effluent, randomly)?
3
0
0
C
4.05f Are the reclaimed water district tests open to grower review?
5
-10
0
B
4.05g Does the farm have a test result review process for reclaimed waters?
3
0
0
C
4.05h Are results from reclaimed waters being reviewed on a regular basis?
5
0
0
B
4.05i Have the water district and growers agreed on upper and lower control limits for reclaimed waters with regard to the parameters tested?
3
0
0
C
4.05j Have the water district and growers agreed on corrective measures for reclaimed waters if the control limits are exceeded?
3
0
0
C
4.06 Is the irrigation or spray water sourced from reused irrigation water? If no, go to 4.07
0
0
0
N/A
4.06a Are any measures taken to minimize microbial contamination of re-used water, such as visual inspection, periodic chlorination, filtration, rodent control program, etc.?
7
0
0
C
4.06b Are logbooks kept for the periodic visual inspection and chlorination of re-used water, and available for review?
3
0
0
C
4.06c Are microbial tests conducted on the re-used water (i.e. E. coli, total Coliform, fecal Coliform, etc.)?
5
-5
0
C
4.06d When microbial tests are being conducted on re-used water, are proper sampling protocols being followed?
3
0
0
C
4.06e Are test results from re-used water being reviewed on a regular basis?
3
0
0
C
4.06f Do written policies exist covering corrective measures for re-used water if high-test results are recorded?
3
0
0
C
4.07 Are fertilizers applied by irrigation?
0
0
0
N/A
4.08 Are pesticides applied by irrigation?
0
0
0
N/A
4.09 Are check valves utilized to prevent back flow?
5
-5
0
C
4.10 Does the farm have a written Standard Operating Procedure (SOP), which restricts the storage, loading or dilution of agricultural chemicals near the water sources?
5
0
0
C
4.11 Does the farm have written SOP that restricts the cleaning of spray tanks and related equipment near the water sources?
5
0
0
C
4.12 Are the crops irrigated by a drip system? If no, go to 4.13
0
0
0
N/A
4.12a At harvest or just prior to harvest, does the edible portion of the plant come in contact with the drip irrigation water?
0
7
0
C
4.13 Are the crips irrigated by a sprinkler system? if no, go to 4.14
0
0
0
N/A
4.13a At harvest or just prior to harvest, does the edible portion of the plant come in contact with the sprinkler irrigation water?
0
7
0
C
4.14 Are the crops irrigated by a furrow system? If no, go to 5.01
0
0
0
N/A
4.14a At harvest or just prior to harvest, does the edible portion of the plant come in contact with the furrow irrigation water?
0
7
0
C