The water level
We ensure that the water in the ditches and waterways has the correct level. We manage the water level with pumping stations, water inlets and dams
In the event of heavy rainfall, we discharge the excess water. In the event of drought or a water shortage, we need to supplement the water supply. We fine-tune and adjust the water level to the ground level and how the soil is being used.
The best water level
What is the correct water level in an area? That depends: are there houses, farms or is it a nature reserve? Every 10 years we decide on the correct water levels. We review the supply and drainage of water in an area. We consult the residents. What is the ideal water level for everyone? We then take a decision. This is known as a ‘peilbesluit’.