Arkansas Natural Resources Commission offers water-saving incentives

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The Arkansas Natural Resources Commission is offering cost-share incentives to farmers who build on-farm reservoirs — photo courtesy NRCS

To help promote water conservation, the Arkansas Natural Resources Commission is offering financial incentives in the form of tax credits to state farmers and landowners who make land improvements.

Among those are building surface water reservoirs, land leveling, converting from groundwater to surface water, and installing certain irrigation water measuring and control devices.

Take reservoirs, for example. The commission will provide cost share of up to 50 percent of the project or no more than $9,000 per year or a total of $90,000.

For water meters, the commission is offering cost share of 10 to 50 percent on devices installed on wells. The 10 percent is outside a critical groundwater area, with the 50 percent within a critical groundwater area.

For more information on the types of improvements covered, download the information sheet. Find out more about the application process and tax credits available with this information sheet or visit the Arkansas Natural Resources Commission.

Individuals looking to apply for the incentives are encouraged to contact their local conservation district.

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