The Sampson Soil and Water District is accepting applications for a new program called The Agricultural Water Resources Assistance Program (AgWRAP).
The Agricultural Water Resources Assistance Program (AgWRAP) was authorized through Session Law 2011-145. The program will be administered by the N.C. Soil and Water Conservation Commission through local soil and water conservation districts. AgWRAP received $1,000,000 in non-recurring funding through State Appropriations for FY2011-2012.
Practices that can be funded through the AgWRAP are listed below:
Agricultural Water Supply Pond
Construct agricultural ponds for water supply for irrigation or livestock watering. Benefits may include water supply, erosion control, flood control, and sediment and nutrient reductions from farm fields.
Agricultural Pond Repair/Retrofit
Repair or retrofit of existing agricultural pond systems. Benefits may include water supply, erosion control, flood control, and sediment and nutrient reductions from farm fields.
Agricultural Pond Sediment Removal
Remove sediment from existing agricultural ponds to increase water storage capacity. Benefits may include water supply, erosion control, flood control, and sediment and nutrient reductions from farm fields.
Conservation Irrigation Conversion
A Conservation Irrigation Conversion means to modify an existing overhead spray irrigation system to increase the efficiency and uniformity of irrigation water application.
A Micro-irrigation System means an environmentally safe system for the conveyance and distribution of water, chemicals and fertilizer to agricultural fields for crop production. A micro-irrigation system is for frequent application of small quantities of water on or below the soil surface: as drops, tiny streams or miniature spray through emitters or applicators placed along a water delivery line.
A well means constructing a drilled, driven or dug well to supply water from an underground source.
To make and application contact the Sampson Soil and Water Office and 84 County Complex Road, Building G, Clinton NC 28328. Phone number is 910 592-7963
Ext. 3. Deadline for making application is Feb. 3.