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Cost Share Programs - Agricultural Cost Share Program (ACSP)


Abandoned Well Closure


An abandoned well closure is the sealing and permanent closure of a supply well no longer in use.  This practice serves to prevent entry of contaminated surface water, animals, debris, or other foreign substances into the well.  It also serves to eliminate the physical hazards of an open hole to people, animals, and farm machinery.  Cost share for this practice is limited to the amount listed on the NCACSP average cost list.


Maintenance Period 1 year
BMP Units Acres
Required Effects
  • Acres affected - (planted acres)
JAA/NRCS Standards
  • ENG - 351 - Well Decommissioning

  • NC Administrative Rule:  15A NCAC 2C.0113

  • NC General Statutes 87-83 through 87-99

Cost Information
  • Actual cost based on receipts
CS2 Reference Materials
  • NC-ACSP 11 Signature Page
  • Map with BMP location, fields and roads
  • GW-30 Well Abandonment Record
  • Receipts for actual cost items
Additional Spot-check Requirements None

ACSP Policy Summary

Design Standards


NCDA&CS Division of Soil & Water Conservation, Vernon Cox, Director
Mailing Address: 1614 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1614
Physical Address: 216 West Jones Street, Raleigh North Carolina 27603
Phone: 919.707.3770

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