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Core Services Additional Services Company Profile

Site Inspection
To determine the size and type of proposed dam and the suitability of the topography for the proposed dam.

Concept Design for Water Requirements
To assess the proposed development of the property and the volume of water required and the potential for the development of a suitable water storage system.

Local & State Agency Regulations & Requirements
Liaise with local and state agencies for the legal requirements to develop the water supply.

Site Investigation
Require a property plan (aerial photo) with 0.25 metre contours to assess potential dam dimensions. Investigate the dam site for soil profiles to determine clay quality and quantity and depth to impervious layer.

Dam Design
Design the dimensions and type of the dam wall, pipe through wall, channel spillways, storage area and fetch and draft plans and specifications to gain quotes for construction.

Dam Specifications for Construction
The plans and written specifications detail all the information that is required for the tender process.
Tender process
Usually provide three to five competent contractors to provide a written quote to construct the dam to the specifications. Tender process usually takes four to six weeks to complete.
Contractor selection
The choice of contractor is done in consultation with the owner by a series of meetings with the contractors to examine the quotes.
The selected contractor is asked to provide a contract for the job.

Project Management
Slade Ag Tech can provide partial or full management of the dam project. This can be undertaken on and hourly rate or under a contract. Minimum fee $2000. Contract rate 6% of cost of dam.

This is a typical small gully wall dam constructed on creek line and used for irrigation water source.


Spillway design is an important part of dam design. This enables creek flows to be returned from dam storage level to natural creek level with no channel damage.

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