GLRPPR: Projects Database
Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable
Promoting Pollution Prevention Through Information Exchange
About Us
E-Mail This Page
Funding Opps
Sector Resources
Topic Hubs™
Conferences & Training
Ask a Librarian
Mailing List

Projects Database

Michigan Mercury Manometer Disposal

Project Information

Award Amount:$40,000.00
Dollars Leveraged:$127,000.00
Start-End Dates:10/1/99-9/30/00
Description:Summary: The Michigan Department of Ag developed a program to replace mercury manometer gauges used on dairy farms with non-mercury gauges. This helps reduce potential for spilling mercury into the environment. Mercury gauges will also be collected from active and inactive dairy farms for proper disposal. This work will be done at little or no cost to the farmer.

Environmental Results/Products: Dairy producers that participated in the program were paid up to $250 towards replacing the mercury manometers on each dairy farm. Eighty-six dairy farms participated in the statewide program. Most dairy producers chose to replace their mercury manometers, which contain approximately 1 pound of mercury each, with electronic digital vacuum gauges, the rest opting to use glycerin-filled vacuum gauges.


There are no reports associated with this project.

Funding Organizations

Below is a list of organizations with individual contacts that are funding this project.

U.S. EPA Great Lakes National Program Office - Primary Contact

77 W Jackson Blvd
Chicago, Illinois 60604
There are no individuals in this organization
associated with this project.

Organizations Receiving Funding

Below is a list of organizations with individual contacts that are receiving funding for this project.

Michigan Department of Agriculture - Primary Contact

PO Box 30017
Lansing, Michigan 48909
p: (517) 335-2874
f: (517) 335-3131
Individual Contacts
  • Jack Knorek

Associated Organizations

Below is a list of associated organizations that are NOT giving or receiving funding for this project.

Michigan Department of Environmental Quality - Partner

Environmental Science & Services Division
PO Box 30457
Lansing, Michigan 30457
p: 800-662-9278

GLRPPR is a member of the Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange, a national network of regional information centers: NEWMOA (Northeast), WRRC (Southeast), GLRPPR (Great Lakes), ZeroWasteNet (Southwest), P2RIC (Plains), Peaks to Prairies (Mountain), WSPPN (Pacific Southwest), PPRC (Northwest).


One East Hazelwood Drive; Champaign, IL; 61820; (800) 407-0261;