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Special Assessments

For information concerning payoffs and the special assessment process, please contact

Mallory Walczesky, Special Assessment Coordinator, at walczeskym@ewashtenaw.org or 734-222-3835 (direct).  


2016 Drain Assessments -- Multi-year Debt 

2016 Drain Assessments -- Maintenance/One-year


Under the Drain Code of 1956, the Water Resources Commissioner shall make a special assessment roll for the drain for each county, township, city, and/or village affected.   These assessments cover many of the expenses of locating, establishing and constructing the drain, including maintenance of the drain.

Special Assessment Brochure

If you are requesting Drain Payoff information, please provide the parcel number, a payoff date (include time for the payment to get to our office)  and drain name (if known).


Under Michigan's Public Act 185 of 1957, the Washtenaw County Board of Public Works, a division of the Water Resources Commissioner's Office, may create special assessment districts for projects such as lake improvements and operating expenses for Western Washtenaw Recycling Authority.  Currently, no BPW special assessments can be paid off. 

BPW special assessment districts include:

Western Washtenaw Recycling Authority (WWRA)

District #1 (City of Chelsea)
District #2 (Townships of Dexter, Lima, Lyndon and Manchester--excluding the incorporated limits of the Cities of Chelsea and Dexter, and the Village of Manchester)
District #3 (Township of Bridgewater)

Whitmore Lake Improvement (2012 - 2016)

Pleasant Lake Improvement (2014 - 2018)

North Lake Improvement (2012 - 2016) 


You may contact our main office at (734) 222-6860.  You can also e-mail inquiries Washtenaw County Water Resources:  drains@ewashtenaw.org.

Copies of the Michigan Drain Code are available from the State of Michigan Materials Management Division at (517) 322-5088.

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