The Rideau Valley Rural Clean Water Program (RVRCWP) offers grants and technical assistance program for on-farm and rural projects that protect water quality in the Rideau River watershed outside the City of Ottawa (see map). We work in partnership with individual landowners to help protect the land and water we all rely on.
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. Projects completed create 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 giving back to their community, and our children and grandchildren get to enjoy a clean healthy Rideau River as our legacy to them all.
If you are interested in applying, contact the RVCA at 613-692-3571 ext. 1136 to register your information and confirm eligibility. Ready to apply? Download your application form here or click here for instructions. Please note you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to e-sign your form.
RVRCWP Eligible Project Categories
|Eligible Projects/ Click here to view project details, |
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|Maximum Grant %||Maximum Grant $|
|Clean Water Diversion*||50%||$5,000|
|Livestock Restriction from Water–Livestock Crossing, Alternate Watering, Fencing*||90%||$7,500|
|Pesticide/Chemical/Fertilizer/Fuel Storage and Handling Facility*||50%||$1,000|
|Nutrient Management Plans/Precision Farming*||50%||$1,000|
|Controlled Tile Drainage*||80%||$1,000|
|Erosion Control - Field and Tile Outlet*||90%||$3,500|
|Erosion Control - Shoreline||90%||$3,500|
|Forest & Wetland Management Plans||75%||$750|
|Private Sewage System Repair||50%||$1,000|
*Available only to farmers with an Environmental Farm Plan (EFP)
Please note: program grant rates may change without notice or be adjusted by the Review Committee.
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