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Services

The District staff provides technical assistance for design, installation and implementation of Best management Practices to correct drainage issues, improve water quality and conserve natural resources on both agricultural lands and residential properties.  Example of Best Management Practices (BMPs) include terraces, grassed waterways, stock trails, stream crossings, heavy use areas, conservation tillage, water and sediment control, as well as numerous other practices.

The District owns and maintains two no-till grain drills for rent to local residents.  The drills are an excellent means for establishing vegetation without disturbing the soil surface.  These drills are most often used to establish cover crops on pastures and cropland.  For more information on drills or to reserve a drill contact the office.

Erosion control netting and geotextile cloth are also available from the District for sale.  The netting is used to anchor the soil in place while vegetation is being established, especially on areas prone to erosion.  The geotextile cloth provides a suitable surface to improve water quality, especially in livestock operations.

 




Soil & Water

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Ernest & Ruby McSwain Center
2420 Tramway Road
Sanford, NC 27330

 

Phone 919-776-2633

 

Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
8 am - 5 pm