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


Livestock Water Storage

To construct a system of water storage for the purpose of watering livestock. These systems may include any of the following: construction of impoundments, water storage tanks, pumps and/or water conveyances. This practice can accompany a water collection/supply BMP to allow for additional pumping and storage of water.

Maintenance Period
  • 10 years
BMP Units
  • Each
Required Effects
  • Gallons of Water Increased
  • Animal type and number
  • Design must be signed and sealed by a Professional Engineer
Supporting NRCS Standards
  • ENG – 516 – Livestock Pipeline
  • ENG – 614 – Watering Facility
  • ECS – 382 - Fencing
  • ENG – 533 – Pumping Plant
  • ENG – 378 – Pond
  • ENG - 574 - Spring Development
  • ENG - 642 - Water Well
  • ENG - 561 - Heavy Use Area Protection
  • ECS – 342- Critical Area Planting
  • ECS – 484 - Mulching
Cost Information
  • Average and actual cost for components on cost lists
  • Maxmimum cost share amount $15,000 (75%) OR $18,000 (90%)
CS2 Reference Materials
Additional Spot-check Requirements
  • Annually for first 5 years

AgWRAP Policy Summary

Common CS2 Components

Component Units
TANK‐temp storage, 1000 gal Each
TANK‐temp storage, 1500 gal Each
Pump-Water Supply Each
Pump-Housing, fiberglass/site built Each
CONCRETE- non reinforced <= 5 CuYd CuYd
CONCRETE- non reinforced > 5 CuYd CuYd
CONCRETE-reinforced CuYd
EXCAVATION- Spring development (Backhoe) Each
EXCAVATION- Spring development (Trackhoe) Each
EARTH FILL-adjacent, sheepsfoot rolled CuYd
EARTH FILL-hauled CuYd
EARTH FILL-hauled, sheepsfoot rolled CuYd
JUNCTION BOX-Concrete Each
STONE-gravel Ton
STONE-Riprap Ton
FILTER CLOTH-geotextile fabric SqYd
PIPE FITTING-Polyvinyl Chloride 4in Each
PIPE FITTING-Polyvinyl Chloride <=3in Each
PIPE-Corrugated Polyethylene non-perforated 36in LinFt
PIPE-Water supply /fittings, <=2in LinFt
PIPE-Polyvinyl Chloride 4in LinFt
PIPE-Perf drain w/gravel filter LinFt
PIPE-Polyvinyl Chloride 1 1/2in or less LinFt
VEGETATION-bag lime, seed and fertlizer Acre
VEGETATION-mulch, small grain straw Acre
Spring Header Casing Each
FENCE-perm, non-electric, incl. Gates LinFt
FENCE-4+-strand perm, electric, incl. Gates LinFt


Design Standards

Planning and Design Tools


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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