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Do your homework before installing tile drainage


September 6, 2017
By Alberta Farmer Express

In Alberta, tile drainage systems — like all drainage or water diversions — are regulated under the Water Act and enforced by Alberta Environment and Parks, which classifies water bodies according to their permanence as well as specific soil and vegetation characteristics.

Wetlands are a prime consideration for provincial regulators, said Tim Tuchscherer, operations manager with Terra Drainage Solutions, an all-in-one tile drainage service based in the central Alberta village of Linden. And because what Alberta Environment considers a wetland may not always line up with the landowner’s opinion, it pays to do your homework before embarking on a potentially costly tile drainage project. | READ MORE


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