It is laudable that the government is now talking about surface water management strategy for the province, but why don’t we just come out and say what this is really about?
Drainage — the good, the bad and the ugly. The current policies are not enforceable and as a result, they are not respected. The new strategy needs to be comprehensive and fair, but it also needs to be enforced.
We continue to propose that every farmed section of land should be required to designate a percentage of acres for water retention. The evidence suggests that rather than it being a cost to farmers, it would make most farms more productive.