Rural Clean Water Programs

The concept of the Rural Clean Water Program (RCWP) began in 1986, when pollution of public swimming beaches became a significant issue.

Since that time, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) has worked with a number of partners to develop and administer water quality programs that identify pollution sources and provide recommended courses of action leading to the restoration and long-term maintenance of acceptable water quality.

These comprehensive programs provide technical assistance and funding incentives for agricultural landowners to voluntarily implement agricultural beneficial management practices (BMPs) on their land.

For program eligibility, grant assistance, how to apply, and details relevant to each region in TRCA’s jurisdiction please click below.


For more information or to discuss your project and arrange a site visit, please contact: | 437-224-4347


Local Agricultural Organizations


Provincial Government


Other Conservation Authorities


Other Resources