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Financial Assistance for Conservation Practices
Water Resources Cost-Share Program
Note: You MUST have an approved application before proceeding with practice to be eligible for any payment. Other program rules apply. More information?
To encourage the construction of many conservation practices, the District, through the Kansas Department of Agriculture Division of Conservation, State Water Resources Program, funded through the State Water Plan, provides financial assistance in building priority practices. See priority areas and Photo Gallery.
Non Point Source Cost-Share Program
Note: You MUST have an approved application before proceeding with practice to be eligible for any payment. Other program rules apply. Contact us for further information.
NPS - Non Point Source Pollution. What is It?
Failing Septic Systems
Maximum cost-share limit of $2,000.00 per system to bring it up to state standards or eliminate it.
Livestock Waste Systems
A cost-share rate of 70% of the county average cost up to $10,000.00 for installing new livestock ponds, water tanks, earthwork, pipe, seeding and fencing.
Plugging Abandoned Wells
A cost-share rate of 70% of the county average cost up to $1,000.00 to fill and properly cap an unused water well.
A cost-share rate of 70% of the county average cost up to $4,000.00 for applying planned earthwork, pipe, seeding, tree planting, tree revetment and fencing practices.
Under this program, soil samples are taken to the Shawnee County Extension Service where they are forwarded to the KSU processing lab for analysis. A routine test and one for organic matter are free. Information on testing cropland, pastures || lawns, gardens.
Un-permitted Dumping Site Remediation
A cost-share rate of 70% of the county average cost up to $2,500.00 for clean-up, earthwork, and seeding.