Current Projects

In 2015, the Drain Commissioner's Office performed general maintenance work or inspections on 305 drains and assessed 106 drainage districts a total of $1,121,623. We completed work on 3 petitioned drain projects and continued work on 6 other petitions. We reviewed or inspected 67 subdivisions or site plans.


Petition Projects


Drain Township Section Type of Work Status as of November 14, 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 Bid Opening on November 30, 2016.  See Current Bid Documents page for bid documents.
#897 Waltz & Strugis Dallas, Village of Fowler 11, 12, & 14 Open ditch clean out, culvert replacement, construction of detention areas. Projected bidding in winter 2016.
#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 winter 2016. Construction to be completed by spring of 2017.

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.