Drought Disaster Livestock Water Supply Project Assistance Program
It is without question the drought throughout our service territory has taken a toll on ranchers and farmers alike. The Drought Disaster Livestock Water Supply Project Assistance Program provides the State Water Commission the ability to provide cost-share assistance to livestock producers with water supply shortages caused by drought.
Eligible livestock producers in drought proclamation counties may qualify for up to $4,500 in cost-share assistance, for up to three projects, on the following items:
New water wells,
New rural water system connections,
New pipeline extensions, pasture taps, and associated works,
Labor, materials, and equipment rentals for work completed by the producer to develop new water supply projects
Cost-share payments made through this program can be considered taxable income. Successful applicants will need to submit IRS Form W-9 upon completion of their projects before program reimbursement can be made.
To apply and for more information follow this link: Drought Assistance Program Information
If you plan on constructing a new water well, call us at 701-444-9288 to speak about ways you can save money by limiting the amount of line that needs to be placed for a new water well service.