Alternate Watering Systems

The Lake of the Prairies Conservation District will assist Applicants in altering or creating watering and/or grazing systems on a cost-share basis.

Program Objectives

To maximize available grazing land by providing water source where none had existed
To protect riparian areas adjacent to surface water courses


  • One application per joint title or family operation will be honored
  • Location of alternate watering system must be on lands within the Lake of the Prairies Conservation District
  • The project must clearly display a conservation benefit (Such as removing cattle from watering on creeks or rivers; sole dugouts are not eligible for reimbursement).

Terms & Conditions

Applicant Responsibility

  • Complete project by September 30th in the year of application. Circumstances preventing project completion by September 30th must be reported to the Lake of the Prairies Conservation District Board.
  • LPCD may offer to extend funding until December 31st, based on landowner circumstances.
  • Coordinate complete project with technical assistance from LPCD;
  • Pay all costs associated with project and then submit paid receipts
  • Submit completed application including copy of paid receipts. Receipts must indicate date, type and location of material purchased.
  • Project material may not be sold or traded.
  • Completed project must remain in place for 5 years;
  • Allow for access to the alternate watering site by District Staff for the purpose of site visits, evaluation and promotion of the Alternate Watering Program.
  • Indemnify and save harmless the CD from any and all actions, claims, suits, damages, injuries or other loss no matter how arising as a result of the construction, operation or maintenance of this project.

Conservation District Responsibility

  • Provide subsidization of 75% of the total eligible submitted paid receipts to a maximum of a set amount for winter watering systems.
  • Request applicant’s permission prior to divulging any project details or information to public or other agencies.

General Terms and Conditions

  • Subject to the above terms, the Agreement shall become effective and shall be binding upon both parties until terminated;
  • If either party fails to meet the above mentioned responsibilities, the Agreement may be terminated by the other party via written notice;
  • Failure of Applicant to meet Applicant Responsibilities may negate his eligibility for other District programs.


Alternate Watering Systems Program Application

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