"We had a heads-up knowledge that we had the go-ahead from our provincial partner, the Ministry of Natural Resources, but it is good to be formally informed, said Paul Sajatovic, manager at NDCA.
The inspections help the local conservation authority and those others across the province to keep tabs on dams and culvert systems, ensuring they are holding up, said Sajatovic
"Sometimes with culverts you run into problems with cement work around the piping and with the dams you have to inspect for cracks," he
"We like this program because in the five years it has been in place the province pays half the costs with the municipality picking up the balance," he
Work already has been done on the three projects with a final report being near ready for completion, said Sajatovic
because city council had already approved their funding contribution .
The 50/50 funding program has ended its current five year cycle but Sajatovic
is hopeful a new five year cycle of partnerships will commence.