Drain Connections

Table of Contents

  1. Background
  2. Objective
  3. Application
  4. Links

Background

Drain Connections are artificial structures, represented as a point on a map, that allow water to move from one drainage feature to the next. For example, a tile drainage outlet is an artificial structure that allows water to exit a tile drainage system and enter another feature, like a municipal drain, private ditch, natural watercourse, catchbasin, or another tile drainage system.

Objective

The objective of this project is to create a spatial database of the drain connections present in agricultural drainage systems and include information such as:

  • type of drain connection
  • ownership type (private or municipal)
  • size of drain
  • construction material
  • construction year, and
  • type of feature supplying water to or receiving water from the drain connection.

As data is added and updated, Drain Connections will often match up with the Constructed Drains layer or Tile Drainage Area layer and these layers will support and enhance each other.

Application

Potential users and uses of the data include:

  1. Tile drainage contractors – information on drain connections could be helpful in construction of adjoining sites
  2. Drain Superintendents – locating drain connection outlets into municipal drains as part of the preparation for drain maintenance
  3. Engineers – reference material for designing drainage projects
  4. Consultants/researchers – examination of natural and artificial drainage patterns.

Interaction of Drain Connections (green points), Constructed Drains (blue lines), and Tile Drainage Areas (green polygons) in an agricultural system.

Figure 1. Interaction of Drain Connections (green points), Constructed Drains (blue lines), and Tile Drainage Areas (green polygons) in an agricultural system.

Links

Please visit the Land Information Ontario (LIO) website to download the Drain Connections dataset.

For more information, see also the metadata details and the Warehouse Data Class Description Report in Standard NRVIS Interface Format (SNIF).

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For more information:
Toll Free: 1-877-424-1300
E-mail: ag.info.omafra@ontario.ca
Author: OMAFRA Staff
Creation Date: 10 May 2010
Last Reviewed: 10 May 2010