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ELIGIBLE PROJECTS

To qualify for current funding the following criteria must be met:

  1. Projects must be within the County of Elgin.
  2. Projects must demonstrate an improvement to local surface and/or ground water quality and/or habitat.
  3. The landowner must complete and sign an application form.


Projects Eligible for Funding

 
Maximum Grant

Erosion Control Measures
Grassed waterways, catch basins, terraces and berms to reduce erosion

$4000

Wellhead Protection
Pitless adapter caps, grading, sealing and upgrading well casings to prevent contamination

$500

Well Decommissioning
Properly decommissioning abandoned wells to eliminate the link between surface and ground water

$500

Wetland and Riparian Habitat Enhancement/Restoration/Protection
Retiring fragile land through enhancement or restoration of wetland or riparian features to improve surface and groundwater quality

$4000

Clean Water Diversion
Berms and eavestroughs to divert clean water from manure and exercise yards

$4000

Livestock Access Restriction to Watercourses
Fences, crossings and watering devices to eliminate cattle access to watercourses

$4000

Other Projects
Other projects that demonstrate improved water quality or overall watershed health

$4000

NEW! Cover Crop Incentive Program
$20/acre for a maximum of 50 acres

$1000

How to Apply:

Project Categories and Requirements
Application Form
Elgin Clean Water Program - Cover Crops
ECWP Cover Crop Application Form

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