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Dugout Pipeline and Well Rebate

Value

Maximum of $50,000

Description

Dugout Pipeline and Well Rebate under Farm and Ranch Water Infrastructure Program (FRWIP) provides producers with a rebate for dugout, pipeline and well projects that meet program criteria.

The Farm and Ranch Water Infrastructure Program is designed to support the development of secure and sustainable water sources for agricultural use in Saskatchewan, mitigate the impact of drought and improve public safety and reduce potential groundwater contamination through well decommissioning.

Eligible Applicants

You are eligible to apply for the rebate if:

  • You are a Saskatchewan agricultural producer (individual, partnership or corporation) or First Nations Band.
  • You are at least 18 years of age.
  • You file income tax demonstrating a minimum $50,000 of gross farm income in Saskatchewan in the year of application or the year prior to the application.

Producers who own, lease or rent property where livestock and poultry are grown, bred, kept, raised, displayed, assembled or disposed of require a Saskatchewan Premises Identification (PID) number.

Eligible Expenses

Dugouts

Eligible activities may include:

  • Construction or excavation of new dugouts, including test holes;
  • Installation of wet wells;
  • Engineering or consulting costs; and
  • Expansion of existing dugouts (must increase in size by at least one-third of the original).

The following infrastructure items are eligible when done in conjunction with a new or expanded dugout project:

  • Permanently installed water storage tanks (minimum 1,000 US gallons/3,700 litres) to a maximum payment of $2,500 per eligible project.
  • Permanent fencing to exclude livestock from a water source to a maximum payment of $750 per eligible project.
  • Watering appliance:
    • Watering bowl and pad, hydrant or water trough with a capacity of at least 450 litres.
    • Maximum program payment of $2,500 per eligible applicant over the life of CAP.
  • Solar systems:
    • All-in-one solar powered water pumping system including water storage and/or distribution system used to provide a water source for livestock.
    • Remote monitoring equipment purchased in conjunction or as part of a solar watering system is eligible.
    • One solar system to a maximum payment of $5,000 per eligible project. A maximum of two solar systems per eligible applicant over the life of CAP.
    • Eligible only when purchased in conjunction with a new water development project.

Dugouts should be located upstream from any outdoor livestock facilities or there must be control works to prevent manure runoff from entering the dugout.

Pipelines

Connection to a rural water utility is not a pipeline project and is not eligible for rebate without pre-approval. Eligible activities may include:

  • Pipeline development (deep or shallow buried) using an existing water source (for a new water source refer to the dugout and well components).
  • Engineering or consulting costs to design the pipeline.

The following infrastructure items are eligible when done in conjunction with a new pipeline project:

  • Pumps and miscellaneous plumbing materials including:
    • Electric pump and controller;
    • Pressure system; and
    • Pitless adapter, fittings and connectors.
  • Construction or excavation of a shallow or deep buried pipeline (eligible items include pipe and trenching or directional boring).
  • Permanently installed water storage tanks (minimum 1,000 US gallons/3,700 litres) to a maximum payment of $2,500 per eligible project.
  • Watering appliance:
    • Watering bowl and pad, hydrant or water trough with a capacity of at least 450 litres.
    • Maximum program payment of $2,500 per eligible applicant over the life of CAP.
  • Solar systems:
    • All-in-one solar powered water pumping system including water storage and/or distribution system used to provide a water source for livestock.
    • Remote monitoring equipment purchased in conjunction or as part of a complete solar system will be eligible.
    • One solar system to a maximum payment of $5,000 per eligible project. A maximum of two solar systems per eligible applicant over the life of CAP.
    • Eligible only when purchased in conjunction with a new water development project.

Wells

Eligible activities may include:

  • Well drilling and well construction including seepage or wet wells.
  • Reasonable groundwater exploration/test hole drilling. The expenses for test holes may be claimed even if the well project does not proceed.
  • Engineering or consulting costs.
  • Trenching and pipe from well to pressure system and to the water distribution point (i.e. to water bowl, storage tank, watering appliance or a pipeline).
  • Wells for crop spraying must be located on the home quarter that is legally registered to the applicant and has existing farm yard infrastructure (bins, shops, quonsets, etc.).

The following infrastructure items are eligible when done in conjunction with a new well project:

  • Screening and casing for wells.
  • Gravel for large diameter wells.
  • Pumps and miscellaneous plumbing materials including:
    • Electric pump and controller;
    • Pressure system; and
    • Pitless adapter, fittings and connectors.
  • Permanently installed water storage tanks (minimum 1,000 US gallons/3,700 litres) to a maximum rebate of $2,500 per eligible project.
  • Permanent fencing to exclude livestock from a water source to a maximum payment of $750 per eligible project.
  • Watering appliance:
    • Watering bowl and pad, hydrant or water trough with a capacity of at least 450 litres.
    • Maximum program payment of $2,500 per eligible applicant over the life of CAP.
  • Solar systems:
    • All-in-one solar powered water pumping system including water storage and/or distribution system used to provide a water source for livestock.
    • Remote monitoring equipment purchased in conjunction or as part of a complete solar system will be eligible.
    • One solar system to a maximum payment of $5,000 per eligible project. A maximum of two solar systems per eligible applicant over the life of CAP.
    • Eligible only when purchased in conjunction with a new water development project.

The following eligibility parameters also apply:

  • Wells should be located at least 30m away from livestock confinement or handling facilities. If the well is located less than 30m away from livestock confinement or handling facilities, additional mitigation measures must be demonstrated to avoid water contamination.
  • Wells must be drilled by well drillers registered annually with the Water Security Agency.
  • Driller’s reports are required for wells and test holes. Driller’s reports must be submitted by the drilling company for all drilled or bored wells to Saskatchewan Water Security Agency.
  • The original e‐logs for small diameter wells must also be filed with the Saskatchewan Water Security Agency.

Deadline Date

December 31, 2022
Industry: Agriculture, Location: Saskatchewan ,
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