Water Security Agency – Land Control for Drainage Applications

Res #: 15-18A
Number: 15
Year: 2018
Midterm: No
Expired: Yes
Responses Received: No
Departments: Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment

WHEREAS the Water Security Agency requires rural municipalities to pass resolutions granting land control for drainage projects to cross a municipal road allowance;

WHEREAS the information council must consider when deciding to grant land control requires knowledge and expertise in drainage works of which members of council do not necessarily have;

WHEREAS upon granting land control, a municipality may be held liable for damage or flooding caused by the drainage works;

BE IT RESOLVED that SARM lobby the Water Security Agency to amend the drainage application process to eliminate the requirement of the municipalities' land control consent until the Water Security Agency has completed and approved the plan of drainage and can ensure the municipality that it will not be held liable for any damage that the drainage may cause.

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