land drainage


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land drainage

[′land ‚drān·ij]
(civil engineering)
The removal of water from land to improve the soil as a medium for plant growth and a surface for land management operations.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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A COMMITTEE has been set up to review land drainage by-laws after a public consultation had just four responses.
A number of participating contractors also are helping to make the field day possible, including Huddleston-McBride Land Drainage Company, Countryside Professional Land Drainage Services and Campton Construction.
A CPO is used by councils usually in relation to cemeteries, public conveniences, recreational facilities, refuse site and land drainage where there is a clear public interest to do so.
SUBMITTED | |Mr Rylance, discharge conditions 7 (foul, surface water and land drainage), 8 (drainage infrastructure), 9 (piped or culverted watercourses) on a previous permission for construction of detached property, 53, Far Bank, Shelley.
Flooding risk originated from a combination of pipework condition, foul sewer incapacity, inadequate highway drainage, land drainage problems and topography.
Tsalic's study covers 31 European countries and classifies demand by applications--Sewer and Drainage; Soil and Waste; Roof Drainage Products; Road and Railway Drainage pipes; Land Drainage; and underground Cable Protection pipes.
"Investment in better buildings, better land drainage and better irrigation can make farms more resilient in the face of tempest, flood and drought.
According to Caerphilly Council's budget report, planned service cuts this year include: 1)Reductions in street lighting, creating more dangerous roads: 2)20% reduction in resurfacing, ie dangerous potholes left unrepaired; 3) 12% reduction in footway resurfacing, ie increasingly hazardous pavements; 4) 15%reduction in planned and reactive land drainage maintenance, in an area prone to regular flooding.
"Some of our interventions to tackle the water challenges include agricultural land drainage, biosaline agriculture and rain harvesting," added Abu Zeid.
FARMERS fear prime food-producing land will be lost under plans to change the way land drainage is managed.

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