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*Minimizes the potential for localized groundwater mounding to affect nearby buildings or infrastructure, and/or
*Provides a factor-of-safety against potential uncertainties related to the elevation of the seasonally high groundwater elevation in areas of limited monitoring.
The requirement for additional investigation and/or documentation supporting a proposed design may be reduced in areas where 1.0 m separation can be providedis anticipated.
In areas where a 1.0 m separation cannot be provided, or where conditions dictate that an even greater separation may be warranted, additional discussion and/or analysis specific to the physical characteristics of the site and the proposed design should be completed.
The design practitioner is advised to consult with approval agencies to understand their requirements and/or expectations prior to undertaking work, and to complete an appropriate level of analysis to support their conclusion.

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