Rural Water Quality

Ground water needs to be protected to meet the needs of current and future residents. Water quality on farms in Wellington County is protected and improved through the Rural Water Quality Programme:

Rural Water Quality Programme

Rural ground water








The Rural Water Quality Programme encourages farms to complete upgrades to improve water quality. This initiative is funded by the County of Wellington and the City of Guelph. The programme is run through the Grand River Conservation Authority, but is delivered locally by all six conservation authorities.

Since 1999 the programme has:

  • Served over 1000 farm families
  • Completed more than 1,650 environmental projects
  • Fenced over 46 km of streams to keep cattle out

Click here for a list of current grant rates.