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Water Efficiency 

Butte County RCD is here to help farmers and ranchers use water more efficiently. That promotes plant health and lowers costs too. Click here to find financial assistance to improve irrigation efficiency!


The State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program (SWEEP) provides financial assistance in the form of grants to implement irrigation systems that reduce greenhouse gases and save water on California agricultural operations. Eligible system components include (among others) soil moisture monitoring, drip systems, switching to low pressure irrigation systems, pump retrofits, variable frequency drives and installation of renewable energy to reduce on-farm water use and energy.  

 SWEEP is an opportunity for commercial agricultural water users to receive up to $100,000 to improve on-farm water and energy efficiency.

Application Period Opens October 21, 2019

Grant Applications Due December 2019


SWEEP Application Workshops throughout California:

Tuesday, October 29, 2019
9 to 11 am
Tehama County Ag Commission
1834 Walnut Street
Red Bluff, CA
Kevin Greer – (redacted)

Friday, November 1, 2019
9 to 11 am
Glenn County Farm Bureau
831 5th Street
Orland, CA
Kandi Manhart – (redacted)
Ritta Martin – (redacted)

Thursday, November 14, 2019

2 to 4 pm

150 Chuck Yeager Way

Oroville, CA 95965

Amanda Chaney -(redacted)


Sweep Flyer.pdfSWEEP assistance flyer.pdfApplication Assistance