Chatham Soil and Water Conservation District

MISSION: To ensure the wise use of our natural resources and improve water quality by providing technical and educational services to land users. The main people served are members of the farming community, realtors, farm loan institutions, other government agencies and various citizens.


Provides technical assistance on water quality issues related to soil conditions and animal waste;
Offers cost-share assistance to the farming community, when funds are available and when the farmers meet conservation and other eligibility criteria;
Promotes “Best Management Practices” to enhance and protect water quality; and
Offers educational programs on soil and water conservation to the schools and the community.

Soil & Water Conservation Districts are political subdivisions of state government. There are 96 of them in North Carolina, covering the state’s 100 counties. They approve soil and water conservation plans, identify and plan local resource conservation work and coordinate the conservation efforts of federal and state agencies within the district.

The districts work closely with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the Division of Soil and Water Conservation in the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources. NRCS provides soil conservation specialists to help landowners and land users. The division provides financial, technical and administrative support to the districts. Technical assistance can be provided to the landowner in varying capacities based on his/her needs.


Contact Chatham Soil and Water Conservation District

Brenda Williams
45 South Street
PO Box 309, County Agriculture Building
Pittsboro, North Carolina  27312-0309
Phone: (919) 542-8240
Fax: (919) 542-8267


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Chatham County, North Carolina

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