Current Projects

In 2016, the Drain Commissioner's Office performed general maintenance work or inspections on 332 drains and assessed 82 drainage districts a total of $920,711.  Nearly 25 miles of open drains were cleaned out, nearly 2.5 miles of enclosed tile drain was replaced, and brush control work was completed on over 18 miles of drain.
 


Petition Projects


Drain Township Section Type of Work Status as of March 4, 2019
#950 Carter & Burke & Branches Watertown & DeWitt Watertown 13 & 24 Addition of new branch drain Majority of project complete. Lawn restoration to take place in Spring of 2019.
 
#477 Faiver & Branch DeWitt, Watertown, Riley, & Olive DeWitt 7
Watertown 1, 2, & 7
Open ditch clean out, addition of new branch drain Expected bidding in Spring of 2019. Petitioned work determined necessary at October 13, 2015 Board of Determination Meeting
#897 Waltz & Strugis Dallas, Village of Fowler 11, 12, & 14 Open ditch clean out, culvert replacement, construction of detention areas. Project Complete.
 
#720 Peck Essex 4, 5, 8, & 9 Open ditch clean out, tile drain extension. Bidding in summer of 2019.
#087 Riverside
 Watertown 18 Open ditch construction and tile drain installation.
Easement acquisition in progress. Found necessary at November 10th, 2016 Board of Determination meeting. 
 #089 Looking Glass Brook
Watertown 18 Open ditch construction and tile drain installation.
Preliminary Design and Easement acquisition in progress. Petition work determined necessary at July 24th, 2017 Board of Determination meeting.
 #956 Timber Ridge
 Bath 28, 33
Detention basin construction and tile drain repairs/replacement.
Easement acquisition in progress. Determined necessary at June 6th, 2016 Board of Determination meeting.
 #627 Loesch
 DeWitt &Watertown
DeWitt 17,18,19
Watertown 13
Tile drain relocation and replacement. 
Out for bid in Spring of 2019. Determined necessary at August 1st, 2017 Board of Determination meeting.
 #913 Westphalia & Riley
Riley & Westphalia
Riley 30-32
Westphalia 24,25
 Tile drain replacement and open ditch maintenance.
Easement acquisition in progress. Expected bidding in Spring '19. Determined necessary at August 9th, 2017 Board of Determination meeting.

Maintenance Projects

Drain Township Section Type of Work
Status as of March 7, 2019
#735 Prairie Creek
DeWitt   Beaver Dam Removal
Complete
#630 Looking Glass River
Victor/Olive   Tree Removal
On Going
#845 Stony Creek
Bingham   Tree Removal between DeWitt Rd. and Centerline Rd. Spot Sandbar Removal
Starting in 2019.
#752 Reynolds & Sessions
Lebanon   Tree Removal
Starting in March 2019.
#870 Thome & Wieber
Westphalia   Dip East of Village on Branch
Starting in 2019.
#824 Sperry, Irish , & Stevens
Bingham/Olive   Dip/Tree Clearing between Taft Rd. and Centerline Rd.
Starting in Spring 2019.
#383 Browns South Fork
Olive
  Dip/Tree Clearing
Starting in 2019.
#788 Sheldon
Bengal   Dip/Tree Clearing
Starting in 2019.
#843 Stinson
Eagle   Tile Repair/Dip
Planning for 2019.
#572 Husted & Landenberger
Eagle/Watertown   Dip/Tree Work
Waiting on Intercounty Board to approve. Bidding completed.
#721 Pecktil
Riley   Spoils Leveled
Starting in 2019.
#362 Botroff
Olive/Riley   Spoils Leveled
Starting in 2019.
#992 Dean Br. of Wandell
Bengal/Riley   Dip/Tree Clearing
Starting in 2019.
#426 Cox
Essex   Tree Clearing/Sediment Dipping
Starting in 2019.
#356 Bond & Branches
Greenbush
  Tree Removal
Starting in 2019.
#600 Kipp & Fowler
Bingham   Tile Repair
Starting in 2019.
#373 Bray
Olive   Brush Cleanup/Burn/Surface Inlet Installation
Starting in 2019.
#476 Fairfield, Elba, & Duplain, & Br.
Duplain   Tile Repair/Brush Mowing
Starting in 2019.
#387 Burbank
Bingham/Olive
  Level Spoils
Starting in 2019.
#517 Golden Gate
Greenbush   Level Spoils
Starting in 2019.
#746 Reed Intercounty
Eagle   Level Spoils
Starting in 2019.
#638 Maier & Garlock
Watertown   Tile Repair under I-69/96
Expected to begin in 2019.
#674 Moyer
Eagle
  Clear Roots from tile under I-96
Expected to begin in 2019.
#043 Atlantis Campus &  Branches
DeWitt   Cleaning of Aqua Swirl Filtration Units
Early 2019.
#447 DeWitt Village
DeWitt   Lawn Restoration
Spring 2019.
#610 Kramer

  Level Spoils
Starting in 2019.
#402 Clark Tile
DeWitt   Dig up manhole/locate
Starting in 2019.
#360 Bopps
DeWitt   Tile Repair
Ongoing
#723 Peterson
Bath   Tile Repair/Sinkhole Repair
Starting in Spring 2019.
#605 Kneeland
Bengal   Dip/Erosion Control
Bidding Complete, Continuing Planning
#873 Tibbetts
Riley/Watertown   Tree Clearing/Dip
Planning Stages
Special Notes
Please note that this is not a complete list of all work currently in process.