Chemigation Permit Deadline is June 1

Chemigation can be an efficient method of applying agricultural chemicals, but there are risks. These include the possibility of backflow of chemicals into the water source. To mitigate the risks, the Lower Loup NRD has instituted an inspection and permitting procedure required prior to chemigation use. The LLNRD reminds producers that any closed irrigation delivery system has the potential for backflow, meaning any closed systems drawing off surface water sources will require a permit for operation.

The deadline is approaching for renewal of chemigation permits. All chemigation systems with a new permit will require inspection by an LLNRD technician prior to operation. All renewals require inspection every 3 years.

Renewal applications must be submitted by June 1.

Applications received after June 1 will be treated as new applications. Permit renewal is $30. The fee for a new permit application is $100.  Find chemigation applications in the Forms tab at Applications can also be picked up at LLNRD Headquarters, 2620 Airport Drive, in Ord.