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  1. Maintaining Subsurface Drainage Andrew LeonardTSM 352

  2. The 5 Pillars of an Effective Subsurface Drainage System* • Quality Materials • Proper Design • Proper Installation • Compatible Land Management Practices • Regular Inspection and Maintenance

  3. Materials • Metal or plastic pipes • Envelope/Filter • Fittings • Risers

  4. Proper Design • Should be carried out by a professional • Minimal maintenance

  5. Proper Installation • Licensed Drainage Contractor • Have a plan • Document the process

  6. Blinding • Provides Protection during backfilling • Maintains alignment • Provides support for the tubing

  7. Example of Blinding

  8. Crushed Pipes

  9. Compatible Land Mgmt Practices • Topography • Soil Type • Slope • Weather • Type of activities

  10. Regular Inspection & Maintenance • Inspect the system • Clean inlets/outlets • Make repairs • Control plants and rodents

  11. Credits • http://www.wq.illinois.edu/dg/ • http://www.extension.iastate.edu/agdm/wholefarm/html/images/c2-90fig2.gif • http://www.wq.uiuc.edu/dg/subsurface.htm • http://www.mdvaden.com/images/Drain_Pipe_Roots_300.jpg • http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/pavement/images/d03.jpg • http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/pavement/images/d04.jpg • http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/engineer/facts/13-037.htm • http://www.tgdrains.com.au/userimages/2013-04-18%2014.30.reduced.jpg • http://books.google.com/books?id=g61UIupnjMAC&pg=PA97&lpg=PA97&dq=drainage+pipe+blinding&source=bl&ots=FdUqPBsrgn&sig=79lejATYjKfC8IVFQUFRBl7WxOg&hl=en&sa=X&ei=SDheU476JuaayQGIyICYBw&ved=0CGUQ6AEwCA#v=onepage&q=drainage%20pipe%20blinding&f=false • http://books.google.com/books?id=GAuiHaVm0ewC&pg=PA63&lpg=PA63&dq=subsurface+drainage+blinding&source=bl&ots=TDb4bGMPl4&sig=9BGtmpsXUFczQGQgOKmcvXyS5Qo&hl=en&sa=X&ei=eDdeU6WaLaLXyAG66YHIDQ&ved=0CEIQ6AEwAg#v=onepage&q=subsurface%20drainage%20blinding&f=false • http://admcoalition.com/what-we-do/what-is-admc/ • http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/news/newsreleases/2007/aug-30-2007/managing-subsurface-water-in-the-field-can-pay-off/2007-08-30.6385532532/image • http://www.extension.iastate.edu/agdm/wholefarm/html/c2-90.html • http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/AR/2013/oct13/water1013.htm