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Guidelines and Components Information

Guidelines and Components Information

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This section provides various irrigation project development and design guidelines as well as information about components often used in irrigation projects.


Design Requirement Guidelines

Pipeline Design

Pump Station Design

Water Intake Design

Land Control

Irrigation Management Guidelines


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Water Information Guidelines

British Columbia

Groundwater Development Process

Surface Water Development Process

Manitoba

Groundwater Development Process

If you are planning a groundwater source for your irrigation project, in addition to any other regulatory requirements, you will need to obtain a groundwater water rights license from Manitoba Water Stewardship (MWS) prior to the start of any construction. The following outlines the steps for obtaining this license:

  1. Submit an 'Application for Licence to Construct a Well and Divert Groundwater' to the MWS.
  2. Click here to access the application form (PDF) from the MWS website.

  3. After reviewing and assessing your application, MWS may issue a Groundwater Exploration Permit, which would allow for the drilling of test wells to explore for groundwater. The Groundwater Exploration Permit contains a condition requiring the applicant, to hire a hydrogeologist registered with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Manitoba (APEGM), to carry out a number of tasks. The completion of the following forms will assist in obtaining a hydrogeology consultant:
    • Groundwater Development Utility
    • The completion of this questionnaire will provide specific project information that will assist a hydrogeologist in preparing a proposal and quote, to perform the hydrogeological assessment.
    • Groundwater Request for Proposal (DOC)
    • This form offers a checklist of work items for the hydrogeologist to select and provide a quotation.

It is suggested that the Request for Proposal, Groundwater Development Form, and Irrigation Development Utility Report (link to utility) be sent to at least three hydrogeology consultants and the consultant selection be based on the proposal that best meets the needs of your project. The APEGM website has a guide Guide for the Engagement of a Consulting Professional Engineer that provides further information on selection of a consultant. The Sustainable Water Wells (link to SWW home page) section of our website provides resource materials on wells and groundwater systems.

Surface Water Development Process


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Soils Information Guidelines

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Irrigation Management Guidelines

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Irrigated Crop Production - Beneficial Management Practice

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