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Drainage Superintendents Course

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 Drainage Superintendents Course!

Location, Dates and Times

Ontario Government Building, Conference Rooms 1 and 2

1 Stone Road West, Guelph  ON  N1G 4Y2

March 5 - 9, 2018

Monday: 9am - 4pm; Tuesday - Friday: 8:30am - 4pm

Course Topics

  • 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


$452.00 (includes HST)

Lunches are provided.


You are responsible for your own accommodations.


  • 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
  • *only one registration per municipality or drainage engineering firm

Registration currently closed.

Course is offered in the Winter season.

Check back in September for course dates.

Reviewed 03/07/2018