HPM provides assistance to landowners in the drainage application process, which involves mapping, legal control, communication with stakeholders, design of mitigation works, and completion of paperwork.
The Water Security Agency’s (WSA) Agricultural Water Management Strategy requires all drainage works to be approved. A drainage approval ensures that any impacts from the drainage works are reduced and that landowners can operate their drainage works for the term of the drainage approval. As well, when selling land the approval is registered on title, providing added land value.
Preparation of a drainage application includes mapping all drainage works, securing legal land control for all lands involved, communicating with all parties involved including WSA, designing any mitigation works (flow controls, erosion control), and completing all necessary paperwork, including the application.
HPM has in-house qualified persons (QP’s) that can assist landowners with working through the finer details of the application process which may involve numerous stakeholders including multiple landowners, municipalities and regulatory bodies. In addition, HPM uses in-house visual and elevation surveying equipment which provides effective data collection and helps ensure that the project is conducted as efficiently (and economically) as possible.