Five Decades of Drainage Engineering...

SPRIET ASSOCIATES have been preparing municipal drainage reports and providing assistance to municipalities with respect to drain maintenance since 1961.

The firm currently has five engineers engaged in drainage engineering, with experience ranging from 5 years to over 40 years. There are also three senior technologists involved in municipal drainage, each with 25 to 35 years of experience.

DRAINAGE ENGINEERING services are presently being provided to more than 35 Ontario municipalities. The company has also been appointed by the Ontario Drainage Tribunal and Ontario Drainage Referee to prepare reports on some major drainage-related problems.
ABOUT 440 APPOINTMENTS have been received in the past 5 years by Spriet Associates to prepare drainage reports on new or existing municipal drains. With the exception of one or two projects dropped due to costs, all were successfully processed.
MUNICIPAL DRAINAGE is a complex subject which produces many different issues that have to be resolved. We provide ongoing assistance and support for our municipal clients as part of our consulting services.

Our Approach
Spriet Associates have always felt property owners should be involved with respect to their input and review of both existing drainage conditions and the proposed drainage works.

Some years ago the firm first started to hold an informal meeting with the affected owners to review the proposed design, cost estimate and assessments prior to submitting the report. This extra meeting, which is not set out in the Drainage Act, has greatly reduced the need for revisions to drainage reports and also reduced the number of complaints and appeals. Very few of our reports have been appealed to the Drainage Tribunal. This helps reduce costs.

Drainage Maps
Drainage maps have been produced and updated (including computer digitization) for many of our municipal clients over the past four decades. These maps are the result of many hours of work spent compiling individual drain plans into a complete reference map for the entire municipal drainage system.
Excerpt from Township of Middlesex Centre Drainage Map

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