SWEEP – Sustainable Water Energy Efficiency Program


Energize Delaware’s  Sustainable Water Energy-Efficiency Program (SWEEP) is designed to help farmers improve water distribution uniformity and energy efficiency on their land. The program provides technical assistance, cash incentives, and low-interest loans for qualifying  water and or energy efficiency projects.


SWEEP Offers

  • 75% cash incentives and 2% fixed rate, cash flow neutral loans for qualified water or energy-efficiency projects
  • On-site comprehensive irrigation system pre-and post-evaluations thorough the University of Delaware Cooperative Extension
  • Additional assistance provided to Disadvantaged Farm Enterprises
  • Qualified custom projects
  • Incentives are over and above any NRCS EQIP funding

How You Benefit

  • Lower operating costs with irrigation and energy efficiency improvements
  • Increase profitability through reduced maintenance time and lower diesel fuel costs
  • Improved water distribution uniformity

Equipment Eligible For Incentives

This is a list of some of the equipment that is eligible for incentives. It is not comprehensive.

  • Sprinklers, nozzles and regulators
  • Advanced irrigation controls
  • Advanced remote sensing technologies
  • Motors and motor controls
  • Hi-to-low pressure pump conversion
  • Fuel switching-diesel to electric
  • Line extension from pole to pump

Get Started

Call Energize Delaware at (800) 732-1399 to get involved.  The program is offered on a first-come, first-served basis.