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Huron County Clean Water Project

The County of Huron provides grants for water quality projects by county landowners, residents, and community groups – through the Huron County Clean Water Project. 

Ausable Bayfield Conservation and Maitland Conservation provide service delivery.

To apply for funding or for information on grants available to landowners, residents, and community groups for your projects contact stewardship staff  at: 519-235-2610 or toll-free 1-888-286-2610.

If you are in the Maitland Valley watershed, contact Maitland Conservation at 519-335-3557.

For more information on the Huron County Clean Water Project visit:

Your success

Huron County residents have, with support of the Huron County Clean Water Project:

  • Completed 3,865 water quality projects in total
  • Planted 1,319 acres of trees
  • Established 263 kilometres of windbreaks
  • Upgraded 435 private wells
  • Decommissioned 620 unused wells
  • Decommissioned 113 liquid manure storages
  • Planted 786,203 trees
  • Completed 926 tree planting projects
  • Completed 304 erosion control projects
  • Completed 259 Forest Management Plans
  • Fenced cattle out of 27 kilometres of streams
  • Planted 40,000 acres of cover crops

More than $16.3 million in total project value!

Thank you! That's good for water, soil ... and the economy!

The Huron County Clean Water Project is celebrating 20 years of financial and technical assistance to improve and protect water quality on Huron County farms and rural properties.

Since 2005 county residents have completed more than 3,645 stewardship projects using funds received from the Huron Clean Water Project.

The Huron County Clean Water Project is one of the most successful on-the-ground water quality improvement projects in the Province of Ontario.

Funding from the County of Huron is combined with other cost-share programs and landowner contributions. The projects have a total value of more than $16.3 million – that’s good for the environment and the economy.

Limited funding assistance covering up to 50 per cent of the costs of eligible projects is awarded annually to county residents. Farmers can combine this funding with other cost-share programs.