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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.