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Ontario Drainage Changes Application Time Reduced

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Ontario has updated its Drainage Act to reduce the time needed for approval of minor changes to drainage projects, the provincial government says in a news release on July 8.

“Drainage is essential to our agriculture sector and our economy,” Lisa Thompson, Ontario minister of agriculture, food and rural affairs, says in the release. “That’s why we’re reducing the time it takes to make minor improvements to drainage systems that can provide positive environmental and economic benefits to farmers and municipalities.”

The updated regulations came into force and effect on June 30, 2021, the release notes. There are more than 45,000 km of municipal drains servicing approximately 1.9 million hectares of a total of 3.6 million hectares of cropland in Ontario.

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