Municipal Information

The Agricultural Land Use – Drainage Services section of the Agriculture and Rural Division of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural AFFAIRS (OMAFRA) is responsible for the administration of three statutes: The Drainage Act, the Tile Drainage Act and the Agricultural Tile Drainage Installation Act.

Specifically, OMAFRA drainage staff offers the following services:

  • Providing service and guidance to landowners with drainage problems
  • Providing advice and guidance to landowners involved in municipal drain projects
  • Providing advice and assistance to municipal staff, drainage engineers and drainage superintendents
  • Processing Drainage Act grant applications submitted by municipalities
  • Processing debentures for tile loans submitted by municipalities
  • Investigating complains about the installation of tile drainage systems
  • Providing training courses for drainage superintendents, municipal staff and tile drainage contractors