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And finally, perhaps most mundane too, is the reason the farm is named Clear Water. These are pits that smell none too good, but serve a great purpose. They prevent contamination of the water supply with the water used in the wet areas of the mill, during the pulping and mucilage process. You will see these "ponds" for fermenting mucliage water at many farms now. They are not attractive but they are an environmentally sound idea.