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Please note, we continue to receive higher than normal volumes of planning and regulations applications and we are working to respond to them as quickly as possible.

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Rural Clean Water

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The Ottawa Rural Clean Water Program (ORCWP) provides funding for projects that protect surface water and groundwater quality. It is delivered in partnership with the City of Ottawa and the three Conservation Authorities within its jurisdiction (Mississippi Valley Conservation, Rideau Valley Conservation Authority, and South Nation Conservation) to offer more localized landowner service and more consistent delivery of landowner grant programs.

Eligible project categories include:

  • Buffers, windbreaks and land retirement
  • Livestock restrictions from watercourses
  • Stream bank stabilization
  • Well decommissioning
  • Education initiatives
  • Controlled tile drainage and outlet protection
  • Chemical/fuel storage
  • Clean water diversion
  • Manure storage and wash water treatment
  • Nutrient management plans
  • Precision farming
  • Grassed waterways