The Saskatchewan Water Security Agency is making $700-thousand available to producers and local governments to help complete water management projects.
Applicants can receive up to $95-thousand per project to cover technical and engineering costs, mitigation and rehabilitation work for new water management projects.
“This Agricultural Water Management Fund addresses the cost burden and other barriers producers and local governments might experience when planning water management projects in Saskatchewan,” Minister responsible for the Water Security Agency Jeremy Cockrill said in a news release. “This will provide landowners with the financial support and access to necessary advice, information and tools to help them through the process.”
The agency notes this is part of a two-year, $1.5-million commitment to support the growth of a sustainable and resilient agriculture sector in the province.
In June, the WSA announced a 50 percent rebate of up to $100-thousand per application for channel clearing and drainage maintenance projects. They are also in the process of developing an Agricultural Water Stewardship Policy “that supports both agricultural producers and the environment” which is expected to be finalized later this year.
More information is available at wsask.ca.