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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.

See below for status information on projects currently in progress.

This page is under construction.  For project status, please contact us at 734-222-6860.  Thank you for your patience!

Project Name Chapter  Municipality Status
Allen Creek Stadium-Hutchins-Kipke
5509-01
Ch 20 City of Ann Arbor  Under construction
Bazley Foster Drain Ch 8 Superior Township &
Ypsilanti Township
Construction complete
1-year warranty period
Geddes Ridge Drain Ch 8 Superior Township Construction complete
1-year warranty period
Hickory Hollow Ch 4 Pittsfield Township Engineering design
J.J. Knapp Drain Ch 8 Bridgewater Township &
Freedom Township
Engineering design
Malletts Creek Churchill Basin  
5506.04
Ch 20 City of Ann Arbor Petition received.
Begin study phase.
McMann Tile Drain Ch 8 Saline Township Petition abandoned, 4/11/17
Swan Creek & Pliney Harris Ch 8 Augusta Township &
Ypsilanti Township
Construction to begin June 2017
Tyler Dam Drain Ch 4 Superior Township,
Ypsilanti Township &
City of Ypsilanti
Engineering design

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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