Peace River Forage Association
Research and Development Projects

Water Pumping Program

Project Objectives:

  1. To provide water pumping equipment on a rental basis, to allow farmers and ranchers to pump water to supplement their dugout water supplies.

Project Progress:

  • Project timeline: 2012 - current
  • Initial program was managed by PFRA (AAFC).
  • Program accessed 44 times between 2001 - 2003.
  • Program operated from spring to freeze up.
  • In fall 2011, PRFA of BC purchased in Ag Canada auction: 3 trailers each loaded with pipe & pumps.
  • PRFA of BC has 3 functional water pumping systems in the North & South Peace for rent.

Funding & Industry Partners:
  • Agriculture and Agri Food Canada (PFRA) - prior to Fall 2011