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Drain Construction Projects

Under the Michigan Drain Code, the County Water Resources Commissioner can spend up to $5,000 per mile of drain on maintenance and repairs to a county designated drain.  Any necessary repairs costing more than this allowable amount requires a drain petition.

Project Status:

Municipality  Project/Drain Name 

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Project
Start Date 
Anticipated
Finish Date
Status  Contact
Augusta Township &
Ypsilanti Township
Swan Creek & Pliney Harris

 02/12/16 09/15/17  Construction substantially complete
Scott Miller millers@ewashtenaw.org
734-222-6818
Augusta Township Tallady Road 

06/06/17  08/29/18  Engineering design
Scott Miller
millers@ewashtenaw.org
734-222-6818 
Bridgewater Township & Freedom Township J.J. Knapp


 06/24/16  03/01/18 Begin construction Scott Miller
millers@ewashtenaw.org
734-222-6818
City of Ann Arbor Huron River Green Infrastructure 
Tree Planting  5504-05
 10/05/16  06/30/17 Construction complete Harry Sheehan 
sheehanh@ewashtenaw.org
734-222-6851
City of Ann Arbor Huron River Green Infrastructure 
Tree Planting  5504-06
10/02/17  06/30/18 Under construction Harry Sheehan
sheehanh@ewashtenaw.org
734-222-6851
City of Ann Arbor Malletts Creek Churchill Basin  
5506-04
 04/02/18
tentative
 10/31/19 Engineering design Harry Sheehan 
sheehanh@ewashtenaw.org
734-222-6851
City of Ann Arbor Allen Creek Stadium-Main-Kipke 
5509-01
10/17/16 08/31/17 Construction complete Harry Sheehan 
sheehanh@ewashtenaw.org
734-222-6851
Northfield Township Catholic Church Horseshoe Lake
06/30/17  08/31/17 Construction complete Scott Miller
millers@ewashtenaw.org
734-222-6818
Pittsfield Township Carpenter Road Home Depot
04/02/18
tentative
10/01/18 Engineering design Harry Sheehan 
sheehanh@ewashtenaw.org
734-222-6851
Pittsfield Township Hickory Hollow


Map 
04/21/16 01/01/18 Begin construction Scott Miller
millers@ewashtenaw.org
734-222-6818
Superior Township, Ypsiltanti Township &
City of Ypsilanti
Tyler Dam Drain



09/21/16 11/15/17 Under construction Scott Miller
millers@ewashtenaw.org
734-222-6818


Drain Petition Process

The Office of the Water Resources Commissioner (WCWRC), under the authority of the Michigan Drain Code (Act 40 of 1956), may receive petitions from Property Owners or Municipalities in order to construct new drains or to complete maintenance/improvement projects on existing drains.  The WCWRC maintains and operates over 500 stormwater systems in Washtenaw County.  

 Drain Petition Process 091317

 

Administrative Phase - Detail for Drain Petition Process

BOD Flow Chart


Drain Code Resources

Projects Petitioned Under Chapter 3 of the Michigan Drain Code

Establish a drainage district.

Projects Petitioned Under Chapter 4 of the Michigan Drain Code

Locate and establish a new County Drain.

Projects Petitioned Under Chapter 8 of the Michigan Drain Code

To clean out, relocate, widen, deepen, straighten, tile, extend or relocate along a highway an existing County Drain.

Projects Petitioned Under Chapter 20 of the Michigan Drain Code

To locate and establish or clean out, relocate, widen, deepen, straighten, tile, extend or relocate along a highway a County Drain that is assessed to only municipalities, not directly to property owners.


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