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Now Accepting Funding Applications for Ottawa Rural Clean Water Program

The Ottawa Rural Clean Water Program provides funding for projects that protect surface water and groundwater quality.

Eligible Landowners

  • Any property in rural Ottawa

  • Agricultural or well decommissioning and septic projects within Ottawa’s urban boundary

  • Non-profit organizations are also eligible for demonstration and other educational projects

*Our interactive map shows the urban and rural boundaries as well as the Well Head Protection Areas.


Applicants must:

  • Apply prior to starting work on your project

  • Obtain all necessary permits, approvals, and meet all legal requirements

  • Complete a 3rd or 4th Edition Environmental Farm Plan (farm projects), or Healthy Home Guidebook (non-farm projects). Canadian Organic Certification is also accepted for some farm projects

  • Maintain the project once completed

What is generally eligible for funding?

  • Materials and supplies

  • Contract labour and professional fees

  • Permits

  • Reasonable in-kind contributions for applicant’s labour ($20/hr) and equipment ($50/hr) to complete the approved project

Need help developing a project?

  • Free advisory service for stewardship projects, including a site visit to your property

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