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Rural Clean Water Grants Program



The City of Ottawa's Rural Clean Water Grant Program looks to improve water quality in our local rivers, streams and creeks by reducing pollution and volume of water running off the land. Teaming up with rural residents, the City offers financial support and technical assistance for on-the-ground projects that improve and protect water quality.

The program was developed in partnership with local farm and rural organizations, government agencies, municipalities and universities. The Conservation Authorities of Ottawa assist with program delivery.

Contact the LandOwner Resource Centre before starting your project to verify eligibility at:
613-692-3571 or 1-800-267-3504.

The LRC will verify that the proposed project is eligible and meets funding guidelines. Contact must be made with program representatives prior to starting the project.

For more information, applications and other downloadable files visit the City of Ottawa's webpage for more information, click here.

Get Grants for:

  • Grassed Waterways
  • Buffer Strips
  • Conservation Cropping: Residue Management
  • Streambank erosion
  • and more...

Thank you to our Clean Water Project Sponsors


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