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  Rideau Valley Rural Clean Water Program
Grant and Incentive Program
       
 

Please contact the LandOwner Resource Centre for more information, and to verify eligibility – 613-692-3571 or
1-800-267-3504 at extension 1128 or 1132.

City of Ottawa residents — click here for the Ottawa Rural Clean Water Grant Program

Note: Projects completed prior to contacting the LandOwner Resource Centre will not be eligible for funding.

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Learn more about:
Eligibility
How to Apply
Eligible Projects
Fact Sheets and Applications

     
   

Downloads:

Program Accomplishments Data and Map
Rideau Valley Rural Clean Water Brochure (pdf)
Funding Sources for On-farm and Rural Water Quality Protection Brochure (pdf)
       

The Rideau Valley Rural Clean Water Program (RVRCWP) grant and technical assistance program is for on-farm and rural projects to protect water quality in the Rideau River watershed outside the City of Ottawa. (see map)

The RVRCWP works in partnership with individual landowners to help protect the land and water we all rely on. The program offers financial incentives to farmers and rural property owners to undertake projects that protect and improve water quality in the Rideau River watershed.

The Clean Water Program operates from the edge of the City of Ottawa to the lake country west of Perth and from Sharbot Lake south through the Rideau Lakes district. As of 2005, the RVCA also delivers the City of Ottawa Program.

  The RVRCWP is guided by a Steering Committee made up of local citizens drawn from farm organizations, environmental interest groups as well as all levels of government with a direct link to the water environment.

The RVRCWP is a win-win situation all around. The landowner gets a helping hand with the financing of conservation work, the program sponsors get the pleasure of helping their employees, customers and suppliers do good environmental work, and our children and grandchildren get to enjoy a clean healthy Rideau River as our legacy to them all.
  Eligibility   How to Apply
 

 

Farmers who have completed a 3rd edition Environmental Farm Plan (EFP) and possess a Farm Business Registration Number (FBR), and rural non-farmers who have completed a Healthy Home Guide, may be eligible for funding. .




View large map of eligible area here.
     

Contact the RVCA's LandOwner Resource Centre for program information — 613-692-3571 or 1-800-267-3504 ext. 1128 or 1132.
Fill out a Rural Clean Water Program (RCWP) application form
 (with assistance from a program rep if needed)   
Submit completed application to the RCWP c/o the Landowner Resource Centre Box 599, Manotick Ontario K4M 1A5
  —Include cost estimates (or receipts and/or invoices where appropriate)  
  —For farmers, also include confirmation of EFP completion and FBR Numbers  
  — For non-farmers, also include a completed Health Home Guide  
Project proceeds if approved  
Payment issued upon completion of work and inspection   
  Please Note: Program grant rates, guidelines can change without notice
 
  RVRCWP Eligibility for Rural Grant Assistance
Project Code
 Project
  Type
Maximum Grant Rate
Maximum Grant
Available
A*
Clean Water Diversion
50%
$5,000
A*
Surface/Wastewater Disposal/Treatment
50%
$5,000
B*
Livestock Restriction/ Alternate Watering
90%
$7,500
C*
Fertilizer, Chemical, Pesticide and Fuel Storage and Handling
50%
$1,000
D*
Nutrient Management Plans
50%
$1,000
E
Erosion Control - shore and in-field (with buffer)
90%
$3,500(plus $2,000 for buffer)
F
Buffers
90%
$7,500
F
Windbreaks
75%
$6,000
G
Septic Repair/Replacement
50%
$1,000
H
Education
75%
$1,000
I(U)
Well Upgrades
50%
$500
I(D)
Well Decommissioning
90%
$1,000
I(R)
Well Replacement
50%
$2,000
* Available only to farmers with an Environmental Farm Plan (EFP) and
Farm Business Registration Number (FBR)
 
Fact Sheets and Application Forms
     
Buffer Strips, Windbreaks, Shelter Belts Fact Sheet Application
Education Initiative Fact Sheet Application
Erosion Control Fact Sheet Application
Pesticide/ Chemical/ Fertilizer/ Fuel Storage and Handling Facility Fact Sheet Application
Nutrient Management Plan Fact Sheet Application
Livestock Restriction from Water–Livestock Crossing, Alternate Watering, Fencing Fact Sheet Application
Silo Leachate Control, Milkhouse/ Parlour Washwater Disposal / Constructed Wetlands Fact Sheet Application
Private Sewage System Repair Fact Sheet Application
Clean Water Diversion — Surface Water Treatment/ Wastewater Runoff management Factsheet

Application

Well Upgrade Factsheet Application
Well Decommissioning Factsheet Application
Well Replacement Fact Sheet Application