Wanted: More drainage engineers, maybe

The number of drainage reports filed in Ontario is in decline, but the number of engineers with experience to do these reports is declining even faster, says Tom Marentette of Dillion Consulting in Windsor, who is chair of the land drainage committee of the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers.

Marentette says that last year there were only 40 engineers who had produced reports in the past listed with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture. In practice, he says, there are probably only 20-25 actively producing such reports now.

Better Farming - October 2012