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Establish a new Inter-County Drain

Chapter 5 & 6 Petitions

An inter-county drain is one that traverses land in more than one county.  You may petition the Water Resources Commissioner to establish an inter-county drain under Chapter 5 & Chapter 6 of the Michigan Drain Code. 

The Chapter 5 Petition must be filed first; this will establish the lands that will encompass the Drainage District. Once the District is Established and the Order filed, a petition package will be sent to you under Chapter 6 to establish the Drain within the Drainage District.  It will be necessary for property owners to again petition the Water Resources Commissioner, this time to establish the Drain.  



For additional information please call 734-222-6860 or email

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Environmental Excellence Partnership Program

We are launching a new program to assist businesses and non-profit organizations in recognizing, developing and implementing environmentally sound behavior in the areas of water quality protection, waste reduction & recycling and pollution prevention. There are three opportunities for participation:

  1. Community Partners for Clean Streams
  2. Pollution Prevention
  3. Waste Knot

Participation in more than one program is welcome and encouraged! Learn more on our brand new E2P2 website.

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