Water Programs

Sealing and Filling Abandoned Wells

Sealing abandoned wells maintains groundwater quality and removes hazards to people and livestock. Landowners pay $150.00 per well, PVWD covers remaining cost

Shock Chlorination Application

We provide water tank, chlorine and other necessary tools to perform a shock chlorination. Cost is $100.

Water Retention / Small Dam Construction

Projects to enhance water management capabilities at the farmer and watershed level. This program includes construction of small dams, temporary back-floods, on-farm water retention basins and more

Water Testing Programs

Each June, PVWD receives well water samples and sends them to Winnipeg for lab testing. Contact the office for program dates, prices and participating drop-off locations.

Shallow Wetland Incentive Program

Class 1 & 2 wetlands are eligible for cash payments for up to 10 years. Payments are 75% of cash rent, cap at $100/acre.

Fencing and Watering Systems

Assistance is available for installations of fencing and water systems to provide clean water for livestock, and to protect riparian areas.

Flooded Lands

Flood prone areas are eligible to be permanently covered. PVWD will cover a percentage of seed costs to establish or improve these areas. Yearly payments of 75% cash rent are available for a 10 year term.

Soil Programs

Grassed Waterway Establishment and Maintenance

Funding is available to seed waterways to permanent forage to control soil erosion caused by water. Cost share will vary

Gully & Streambank Stabilization

Installation of weirs or small dams built at intervals to reduce or remove the water flow through the gully. Cost share will vary


Funding is available for establishing new shelterbelts as well as yearly payments for up to 10 years, if planted within targeted zones.

Erosion Control and Stream Crossing

Funding is available to install crossings in key access points on producers farm to improve riparian areas

Cover Crops

Funding is available for $35/acre of seed costs

Saline Seed

Cultivated areas in high salinity can be sowed down to permanent cover. PVWD will fund $70/acre for seeding costs. Area must stay covered for a minimum of three years. Incentive payments are available after 3 years for 75% of cash rent.

Upland Area Enhancement

Targeting marginal cropland to seed permanently to perennial forages. PVWD will cover $70/acre for seeding costs. Land must remain covered for minimum of 3 years. Incentive payments are available after 3 years for 75% cash rent.

Wildlife Programs

Fisheries Enhancement Projects

The district has interest in enhancing fisheries habitat and the fishery in the area. Please call the office for more information

Equipment Program

Tree Planter

Tree planter is for any landowner to use, free of charge

Mulch Applicator

Mulch applicator is for any landowner to use for post planting of seedlings to help with weed control, free of charge

Sod Seeder

Seeder is provided to landowners interested in seeding forages

Mole Hill Leveler

rental fee of $1.50/acre, applications must be submitted to Myna