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Rural Water Quality Program - Durham Region

Since 1997, the Rural Clean Water Program has been improving water quality by partnering with agricultural and rural communities to reduce water contamination on agricultural and rural lands.

The concept of the Rural Clean Water Program (RCWP) began in 1986 when pollution of public swimming beaches became a significant issue. Over the next 10 years, Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA) worked with a number of partners to develop and administer water quality programs that identified pollution sources and provided recommended courses of action leading to the restoration and long term maintenance of acceptable water quality.  With assistance from the following program partners and supporters, the Rural Clean Water Program was officially created in 1997:

  • Region of York
  • Province of Ontario
  • York Federation of Agriculture
  • York Soil and Crop Improvement Association

Currently, there are no opportunities for financial assistance available; however, technical assistance can still be accessed to support your project.

Technical assistance and financial incentive may also be available through the following programs:

  • Caring for the Moraine (TRCA)
  • Private Land Tree Planting Programs (TRCA)
  • Canada-Ontario Environmental Farm Plan (OSCIA)
  • Species at Risk (OSCIA)
  • Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program (MNR)

Please see the "Links" page for additional resources.

For More Information Contact:
Nadine Abrams, C.E.T.
Coordinator, Rural Clean Water Program
Toronto and Region Conservation
Office: (416) 661-6600 ext. 5349
Fax: (416) 667-6277