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