This July the Barton County Conservation District received approval for funding under the Non-Point Source Pollution Management Plan. The programs approved for cost-share funding by the board of supervisors for this plan are plugging of abandoned water wells and upgrading failed sewage systems.
Money is set aside for each program with a maximum amount allowed per site based on the amount of work needed to complete the project.
Thirteen people applied for funding. This leaves funding still available to bring failing septic systems up to state and county codes. Funding allowed is up to but not to exceed $2,000 per site.
Likewise funding is available for plugging abandoned water wells. The amount allowed is up to but not to exceed $300 per site.
With money in demand, therefore in short supply, if you have either one of these situations it would be very wise to take advantage of this opportunity. Call Pam Tucker at 620-792-3346 ext. 3 or stop by the office at 1520 Kansas Ave.
Work for either one of these projects cannot begin until an application has been made to the Barton County Conservation District and approved by the Division of Conservation in Topeka.