The Agricultural Water Resources Assistance Program (AgWRAP) was authorized through Session Law 2011-145. The program is administered by the NC Soil and Water Conservation Commission through the Gaston Soil and Water Conservation District.
The purposes of the AgWRAP are to:
Identify opportunities to increase water use efficiency, availability, and storage
Implement best management practices (BMPs) to conserve and protect water resources
Increase water use efficiency
Increase water storage and availability for agricultural purposes
The Soil and Water Conservation Commission annually allocates 60% of available BMP funding for district allocations for all approved AgWRAP BMPs. The remaining 40% will be allocated for new ponds, pond repair/retrofits, water collection, and reuse systems, conservation irrigation conversions, and micro-irrigation system conversions through a competitive regional application process.