Livestock Water Supply Program Reactivated
All available funding has been allocated to projects. However, livestock producers are encouraged to still apply for cost-share, should additional funding be allocated by the Commission in the future.
Severe drought conditions impacting North Dakota cattle producers have led the State Water Commission to reactivate the Drought Disaster Livestock Water Supply Project Assistance Program.
Eligible livestock producers in drought proclamation counties may qualify for up to $3,500 in cost-share assistance, for up to three projects, on the following items:
- New water wells,
- New rural water system connections,
- New pipeline extensions, pasture taps, and associated works,
- Labor, materials, and equipment rentals for work completed by the producer to develop new water supply projects.
The following counties are eligible to receive cost-share assistance at this time: Adams, Billings, Bottineau, Bowman, Burke, Burleigh, Dickey, Divide, Dunn, Emmons, Golden Valley, Grant, Hettinger, Kidder, LaMoure, Logan, McHenry, McIntosh, McKenzie, McLean, Mercer, Morton, Mountrail, Oliver, Pierce, Ransom, Renville, Sargent, Sheridan, Sioux, Slope, Stark, Stutsman, Ward, Wells, and Williams.
Complete information on the Drought Disaster Livestock Water Supply Project Assistance Program can be found here.
Upcoming Water Commission Meetings
August 23, 2017 - 9:00 a.m.
North Dakota State Water Commission's Lower Level Conference Room Agenda Material
October 12, 2017 – 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
North Dakota State Water Commission's Lower Level Conference Room
December 8, 2017 – 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Ramkota Hotel, Bismarck
For information, please contact Cheryl Fitzgerald at the Water Commission (701) 328-4940 or by e-mail.