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Tile drainage bylaw a ‘template’ for others


August 14, 2017
By Manitoba Co-Operator

Rural municipalities (RM) are responsible for controlling drainage, and a few years ago the RM of Dufferin in Manitoba realized that needed to include tile drains. Former reeve, Shawn McCutcheon saw tiling becoming more widely adopted, and could see need for a made-in-Dufferin approach to managing it, said current reeve, George Gray.

“We knew it was going to take on a life of its own. He did research in Ontario and the U.S. and in the absence of a provincial plan we knew we had to do something.”

Gray spoke at the Manitoba Planning Conference earlier this spring about why Dufferin adopted its own tile drainage bylaw and described its effect on the municipality. | READ MORE

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