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The Drainage Department is responsible for the maintenance of all Municipal drains, the processing of tile drainage loan applications as well as any nuisance beaver activity.

Tile Drainage Loans

The Municipality of South Dundas offers tile drainage loans to qualified applicants. To qualify for a tile drainage loan:

  1. You must be an active farmer.
  2. Amount of loan request cannot exceed 75% of the total cost of the project, up to a maximum of $50,000 per fiscal year.
  3. All work must be carried out in accordance with the Agricultural Tile Drainage Installation Act.

Should the applicant be granted a loan, the Drainage Superintendent must report to Council that all work has been satisfactorily completed before any funds are advanced by way of loan.

Council shall levy and collect for the term of ten years, over and above all other rates upon the land in respect of which the loan is made, a special equal annual rate sufficient to discharge the principal and interest of the loan. To apply, please visit the OMAFRA website.