Webber Ag & Municipal is proud to work with Northern Plains Drainage systems to provide Municipal Ditch Surveying for Western Canada.
Currently any Municipality in Manitoba wanting to complete drainage projects require licensing from Manitoba Water Stewardship. Prior to obtaining approval from Manitoba Water Stewardship the Municipality is required to have a comprehensive survey completed of each ditch in question and have detailed profiles designed from the survey data collected. Our customers have piece of mind know that Northern Plains Drainage systems and Webber Ag & Municipal Sale have an combined 20 years of experience serving Manitoba Municipalities with thousands of miles surveyed and counting.
Our survey process involves driving all ditch bottoms, prairies (field edges), and road tops to collect an elevation point. In addition, we record the elevations and sizes of all culverts (and additional information such as the culvert’s condition in the event it is damaged, blocked, etc) which can be used to establish an detailed asset data base.
We use Hemisphere GNSS S321 survey-grade GNSS receivers to collect survey data. To obtain absolute horizontal and vertical accuracy that ties in to true geodetic position we use the survey reference network provided by Cansel of Winnipeg.
During each stage of data processing and profile creation, we have implemented several quality assurance checks and reviews to ensure accuracy and minimize the likelihood of errors being included in the final outputs.
Northern Plain's RM Ditch Survey Process was developed and is administered by company owners Simon Knutson and Joel Classen. Simon holds a Master’s Degree in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and both Joel and Simon have completed the surveying course delivered by Manitoba Water Stewardship which teaches the required procedures and plotting techniques (which we have modernized and adapted to make this service something we can provide at a competitive price and be able to achieve significantly greater productivity and turnaround times).
Data processing and creation of profiles is performed by our GIS Specialist Hayk Yeritsian. Hayk holds a PhD in Geoinformatics and has considerable knowledge and experience when it comes to working with spatial data and ensuring it is correctly processed. As and when requirements change we will continue to work with Water Stewardship to ensure our surveys meet all requirements.
We have developed unique processes and procedures in-house to be able to provide these services at a competitive price point that makes our services a realistic option for municipalities while maintaining the high standards required of this type of consulting work.
We’ve been providing these services since 2011 and have worked closely with Manitoba Water Stewardship during this time to ensure what we deliver meets their requirements.
We have surveyed and plotted Thousands of miles of ditches in Manitoba, probably more than anybody else!