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Controlled Drainage

Manage your water table levels during dry and wet seasons.


Controlled Drainage in North Dakota and Minnesota

Ellingson Companies provides controlled drainage in the Upper Midwest including Minnesota and North Dakota, and throughout the United States!

Controlled Drainage at Ellingson Companies is an ideal solution for growers seeking to reduce nitrate runoff and improve soil quality by retaining drainage water. Controlled Drainage is most applicable on topography with less than 0.5% slope and in geographic regions that regularly experience extended dry periods or irregular precipitation patterns. A Controlled Drainage design incorporates control structures placed throughout the topography that allow grower to manage the water table level in order to provide stored drainage water to crops during dry periods.

The Benefits of Controlled Drainage

  • Water conservation
  • Nitrate runoff reduction
  • Overall improvement in soil quality
  • Yield increase

Additional Information about Controlled Drainage


I Chose Ellingson Companies as they were local, had a great reputation, and the sales person was extremely personable and knowledgeable.
-Paul F., AG Drainage Customer
Ellingson Companies is very reliable and does exactly what they propose. Ellingson Companies delivers on what was quoted, completes the job on time within budget, and maintains the pumps after the fact to ensure that my drainage solution is working at capacity.
-Russ M., AG Drainage Customer
Ellingson Companies has been great to work with. Their experience and size of their operation allows them to get a project done on time and very quickly. Ellingson’s has the ability and bandwith to get the job done efficiently.
-Jay N., AG Drainage Customer

  • Commitment
    On grade, On time and we mean it! We deliver on our commitments in the most honest, accountable and ethical manner. We provide an accurate installation timeframe and follow through as promised.
  • Excellence
    We don’t just sell you a tile project. Everything about your farm is unique and that requires partnering with a drainage contractor that understands your world. Our highly trained team of designers, agronomists, surveyors, and installation technicians strive to never make compromises that sacrifice quality, value, or safety. We treat your farm like it is our own.
  • Innovation
    You don’t farm the same way that your grandfather did nor would you. You need partners that are committed to continuous development, cutting edge technology and sharing of drainage best practices that contribute to your success. Let our team of in house experts provide you with a solution that puts your farm on the cutting edge.
  • Service
    We’re a third generation company serving third generation customers. We dedicate ourselves to delivering a satisfying customer service experience that exceeds your expectations.

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