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Is the District part of Federal, State or County government?In North Carolina, all 96 Soil and Water Conservation Districts are governmental subdivisions of the State of North Carolina. Districts are locally led by a five person board of supervisors. Districts work closely with our federal partners, the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and receive varying degrees of support and resources from our local counties, however we are in fact separate entities.Where do I pay my water bill?Mecklenburg County residents seeking to pay a municipal water or sewer bill or obtain service should contact Charlotte Water by visiting this site or calling 704-336-7600.Can you test my soil?The NC Department of Agriculture Agronomic Division offers free and low cost soil testing services for citizens in North Carolina. Soil test kits are available at the Mecklenburg Soil and Water Conservation District office. Visit this site for more information. Due to the COVID-19 there's a three-week turn around for test results. I am having issues in my garden (pests, disease, etc.), who can I contact for help?For assistance with common garden questions, please contact the Mecklenburg County Master Gardeners Hotline at 980-314-1409 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. from March 1 to October 31. If you need further assistance, please contact the NC Cooperative Extension Mecklenburg County Center at 704-336-2082.I am looking for information on non-agricultural USDA programs, who do I contact?For information on USDA programs unrelated to farms, agricultural operations or conservation (i.e.: housing, food and nutrition, import/export), please visit https://www.usda.gov/our-agency/agenciesI need to file a request for Storm Water Service, who do I contact?To report a blockage in a stream, lake or storm drain, please contact Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services. Visit this site to file a report or call 704-336-7600.Who do I contact regarding import/export of plant or animal materials?For information on export of North Carolina agricultural products, please visit http://www.ncagr.gov/markets/international/FrequentlyAskedQuestions.htm. For information on international import/export of plant, animal or other agricultural products, please visit https://www.aphis.usda.gov/wps/portal/aphis/ourfocus/importexport.I am traveling overseas with my pets, who do I contact for help?For information related to overseas travel with pets, please visit this site, if needed, the North Carolina State Veterinarian can be found at http://www.ncagr.gov/vet/index.htm.I am looking for historic aerial imagery, where can I find it?For information on historic aerial imagery please Visit this page.
I am experiencing flooding, who do I contact?To report a flooding issue, please contact Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services. Visit this site to file a report or call 704-336-7600.I am having issues with wildlife, who do I contact?For general questions regarding wildlife, please visit http://www.ncwildlife.org/Home.aspx or call (919) 707-0060. To locate a NC Wildlife Service Agent for hunting/fishing licenses, etc. please visit https://www.ncalvin.org/WildlifeServiceAgentMVC/. For issues with nuisance wildlife, please visit this site. Please be advised that WCDA's are private business people, licensed by the state, these individuals are contractors much like a plumber or carpenter and charge fees for their services.I am having issues with runoff and erosion on my property, who can I call for help?Depending on the source and type of runoff or erosion, you may be eligible for assistance through Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services. Visit this site to file a request or call 704-336-7600. The Mecklenburg Soil and Water Conservation District may be able to provide technical or financial assistance through on of our cost share assistance as well (even if you do not qualify for Storm Water Service); please Visit this site to learn more about our cost share programs.How do Cost Share Programs work?Cost share assistance provided through the Mecklenburg Soil and Water Conservation District includes a voluntary agreement between the applicant and the District (or partner). The applicant agrees to install and maintain a prescribed treatment or best management practice to treat a natural resource conservation issues. In return, the applicant receives reimbursement of a portion of the cost of installing the agreed upon practices. Practices that are not maintained as agreed are subject to repayment.