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Cost Share Programs - Agricultural Water Resources Assistance Program (AgWRAP)


Conservation Irrigation Conversion

A Conservation Irrigation Conversion means to modify an existing overhead spray irrigation system to increase the efficiency and uniformity of irrigation water application.

Maintenance Period
  • 10 years
BMP Units
  • Each
Required Effects
  • Gallons of water saved (annually) AND
  • Acres Irrigated (annually)
  • ENG - 442 - Sprinkler System
  • ENG - 441 - Irrigation System, Micro-Irrigation
  • NC licensed irrgation contractor
  • Technical specialist with Irrigation Designation
  • Person with design certification by the National Irrigation Association
  • USDA NRCS Technical Service Provider with Conservation Activity Plans 118 Authorization
  • Professional Engineer
Supporting NRCS Standards
  • ENG - 442 - Sprinkler System
  • ENG - 441 - Irrigation System, Micro-Irrigation
  • ENG - 430 - Irrigation Pipeline
  • ENG - 449 - Irrigation Water Management
  • ENG - 436 - Irrigation Reservoir
Cost Information
  • Actual cost - paid based on receipts
  • Maxmimum cost share amount $30,000 (75%) OR $36,000 (90%)
  • Additional Private Design cost share amount $5,000 (75%) OR $6,000 (90%)
  • Only one system per cooperator/farming operation
CS2 Reference Materials
CS2 Components
  • Conservation Irrigation Conversion: Each
  • AgWRAP - Design for Conservation Irrigation Conversion: Each
Additional Spot-check Requirements
  • None

AgWRAP Policy Summary

Design Standards

Planning and Design Tools


NCDA&CS Division of Soil & Water Conservation, David B. Williams, 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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