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Drainage Superintendents Course

March 6 - 10, 2017

The primary focus of the course is the Drainage Act with emphasis on its application to drainage superintendents. This course is a prerequisite for individuals who wish to become a municipal drainage superintendent.

Have you ever wondered...

  • What is a "municipal drain"?
  • Who pays for the cost of maintaining or repairing a municipal drain?
  • Does the municipality own the land on which a drain is located?
  • Can a landowner dictate how a drain is to be maintained and which contractor should be used?
  • Whose job is it to assess drainage costs to the landowners?
  • What’s the superintendent’s role in the development of new drains?
  • What’s the superintendent’s role in mutual agreement drains and private drains?
  • What environmental legislation and initiatives do I need to know about before working on a drain?

Find the answers to these and other questions at the 2017 Drainage Superintendents Course!

What you will learn:

  • Common Law as it relates to drainage
  • Mutual Agreement Drains
  • Role and responsibilities of the engineer under the Drainage Act
  • Process for developing new municipal drains
  • Process for improving existing drains
  • Municipal drain management
  • Roles, responsibilities and practical aspects of the drainage superintendent
  • Environmental regulations that impact municipal drains

Registration Details:

  • Course registration will be limited to 30 individuals
  • Priority will be given to applicants who require the course as a condition of their employment as drainage superintendent or with an engineering firm involved in work under the Drainage Act
  • Other applicants will be accepted on a first come, first served basis
  • Registration fee includes lunch and refreshments
  • A certificate will be given to participants who successfully complete the course
  • Refunds will be issued for cancellations made prior to February 15, 2017 (10% administrative fee will apply)

Accommodations: Each person is responsible for their own accommodations.

Cost: $395.50 (includes HST), Lunch Included

To Register: Call 519-674-1500 x63273 This course is currently wait-listed. Please call be placed on the list.

*Only one registration per municipality or drainage engineering firm

Registration Deadline: February 24, 2017

Location: Guelph OMAFRA, 1 Stone Road West, Guelph, Ontario N1G 4Y2

Municipal Drainage Courses

Calculating Drainage Act Assessments Course

Day 1 – Rural Municipal Drainage Course
Cost: $135.60 (includes HST) must be paid at the time of registration. Registration includes lunch

Day 2 – Calculating Drainage Act Assessments Course
Cost: $135.60 (includes HST) must be paid at the time of registration. Registration includes lunch

Both Days: $203.40 (includes HST) must be paid at the time of registration. Registration includes lunch

Dates & Locations:
March 22 & 23, Brockville, ON
Chateau Brock Restaurant
803 Chelsea St, Brockville, ON
Registration Deadline: March 10, 2017

March 29 & 30, London, ON
Best Western Plus Lamplighter Inn & Conference Centre
591 Wellington Rd S., London, ON
Registration Deadline: March 17, 2017

April 5 & 6, Leamington, ON
Best Western Plus Hotel & Conference Centre
566 Bevel Line Rd, Leamington, ON
Registration Deadline: March 24, 2017

April 12 & 13, New Liskeard, ON
Waterfront Inn
2 Cedar Ave, New Liskeard ON
Registration Deadline: March 31, 2017

Time: 9:00AM - 4:00PM (Registration begins at 8:30AM)

Prerequisite for Calculating Drainage Act Assessments Course: Participants must have completed:

  • Rural Municipal Drainage Course OR
  • Drainage Superintendents Course

Accomodations: Each person is responsible for their own accommodations.

To Register: To register call 519-674-1500 x63273 or register online.

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