Current Projects

In 2011, the Drain Commissioner's Office performed general maintenance work or inspections on 338 drains and assessed 105 drainage districts a total of $953,320. We completed work on 3 petitioned drain projects and continued work on 5 other petitions. We reviewed or inspected 48 subdivisions or site plans.


Petition Projects


Drain Township Section Type of Work Status as of June 27, 2016
#950 Carter & Burke & Branches Watertown & DeWitt Watertown 13 & 24 Addition of new branch drain Engineering and design in progress.  Petitioned work determined necessary at September 24, 2015 Board of Determination Meeting.
#477 Faiver & Branch DeWitt, Watertown, Riley, & Olive DeWitt 7
Watertown 1, 2, & 7
Open ditch clean out, addition of new branch drain Engineering and design in progress.  Petitioned work determined necessary at October 13, 2015 Board of Determination Meeting
#068 Wilderness Drive Drain DeWitt 2, 3, & 10 Extension/addition of new branch drain Engineering and design in progress.  Petitioned work determined necessary at November 2, 2015 Board of Determination Meeting
#498 Fowler Extension No. 2 Dallas, Village of Fowler 12 & 13 Minor open ditch clean out, enclosed drain installation. Construction completed in August 2015
#897 Waltz & Strugis Dallas, Village of Fowler 11, 12, & 14 Open ditch clean out, culvert replacement, construction of detention areas. Projected bidding in winter 2015
#436 Cutler & Extension Watertown 4, 5, & 8 Open ditch clean out, tile replacement. Construction completed in September 2015
#927 Willard Cahoon Greenbush & Duplain Greenbush sections 11, 13, 23, & 24 Open ditch clean out, flatten ditch slopes, road culvert replacement Under construction
#720 Peck Essex 4, 5, 8, & 9 Open ditch clean out, tile drain extension. Plans complete. A presentation to district property owners is being planned.  Bidding in summer 2016. Construction to be completed by winter of 2016.

Maintenance Projects


Drain Township Section Type of Work Status as of October 19, 2015
#898 Wandell Extension Drain Riley 9, 16, & 17 Sediment clean-out Out for bids until 11:00 a.m. December 4, 2015

Special Notes


Please note that this may not be a complete list of all work currently in process.