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Clean Water Program


For 20 years, South Nation Conservation has supported landowners who do their part to improve water quality. The Clean Water Program offers cost-share grants from $1,000 to $8,000 depending on the project. The Clean Water Program has funded more than $2.3 million in grants to over 742 projects; adding about $12 million to the local economy in construction projects.

Residents in the SNC jurisdiction with the exception of the City of Ottawa can apply by contacting Lorie Henderson at 1-877-984-2948 ext. 221 or lhenderson@nation.on.ca to arrange for a site visit.  Grant applications are reviewed by a multi-stakeholder Clean Water Committee. Submit your applications early in the year as limited funding typically runs out mid-year.

In order to receive a grant, applicants must apply to the Clean Water Grant Program before starting work on their project.

Projects within the City of Ottawa are directed to the Ottawa Rural Clean Water Grant Program.

Eligible Projects:

Project Type

Grant Rate

Grant Max.

Buffers
50%
$5,000
Clean Water Diversion / Barnyard Runoff Control
50%
$5,000
Controlled Tile Drainage

Video on Controlled Tile Drainage here

50%
$5,000
Cover Crops
$50/acre/year up to a maximum of 20 acres 
Fertilizer / Chemical Storage & Handling
50%
$1,000
Fuel Storage & Handling
50%
$1,000
 Livestock Access Restriction to Watercourses
- labour by contractor
- labour by applicant
 
75%
100% 
 
$5,000
$5,000
Manure Storage
50%
$8,000
Milkhouse Wastewater Treatment / Disposal
50%
$5,000
Septic Systems
50%
$2,000
Streambank Erosion Control
50%
$5,000
Well Decommissioning
100%
$1,000

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