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Changes to the Farm and Ranch Water Infrastructure Program

Newly constructed dugout
New dugouts no longer require pre-approval.
The Farm and Ranch Water Infrastructure Program (FRWIP) delivery model has changed. New dugouts, wells or pipeline projects no longer require pre-approval under the program. There are, however, a series of eligibility requirements that must be met to qualify for a FRWIP rebate. 

Review the prerequisites below with your Regional Agriculture Program Specialist or local Watershed technician before you dig. Some conditions include:

  • A gross farm income of $50,000 in Saskatchewan (year prior or year of application);
  • Water project must be for agricultural purposes;
  • Projects on leased land must be approved by land owner or crown lease must be approved by your Lands Agrologist;
  • Projects must comply with water development regulations including acquiring a Water Rights License, Aquatic Habitat Protection Permit and Water Well Driller’s Report;
  • Crown land considered environmentally sensitive and designated protected under the Wildlife Habitat Protection Act (WHPA) requires approval prior to commencing work;
  • Land designated as critical habitat under the Species at Risk Act for a listed species at risk requires approval prior to commencing work; and
  • Livestock producers require a Premises Identification Number (PID).

For program details contact your nearest Regional Office.

For application support, contact your nearest Watershed Technician.

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