Eaton County Drain Commissioner's Office
Richard Wagner, Drain Commissioner
1045 Independence Blvd.
Charlotte, MI 48813
Hours: Monday thru Friday
8:00 -12:00 & 1:00 to 5:00
E-mail Drain Office - General Inquiries
TITLE COMPANIES - DRAIN ASSESSMENT PAYOFF
Online Form Print, complete form and fax to 517-543-6446
RESIDENTS - DRAIN ASSESSMENT QUESTIONS 517-543-3870
DUE TO THE EXORBITANT AMOUNT OF RAIN THE COUNTY HAS RECEIVED, DRAINS, RIVERS, LAKES,
PONDS AND MANY STORM SEWER SYSTEMS ARE FILLED TO CAPACITY.
THE WATER CANNOT GET AWAY AS QUICKLY AS IT IS COMING DOWN. THE EARTH IS SATURATED.
WE ARE TRYING OUR BEST TO RETURN ALL CALLS AND EMAILS THAT ARE COMING INTO OUR OFFICE.
IF YOU DO NOT HEAR FROM US WITHIN 24 HOURS, PLEASE REACH OUT AGAIN.
WE DON'T WANT TO MISS ANY COMPLAINTS BUT DUE TO THE AMOUNT WE HAVE COMING IN,
SOME MAY BE MISSED.
MANY AREAS DO NOT HAVE COUNTY DRAINS IN THEIR AREA. WE CANNOT WORK ON ANYTHING
OTHER THAN COUNTY DRAINS LEGALLY. BUT WE WILL DO OUR BEST TO GIVE OPTIONS TO PEOPLE WHO
FALL INTO THAT CATEGORY AS WELL.
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The Drain Commissioner is an elected official responsible for constructing and maintaining public storm drains throughout Eaton County, Statutory authority for the office is derived from Public Act 40 of 1956, as amended, commonly referred to as the Michigan Drain Code. On behalf of over 700 drainage districts (including two lake levels), the drain commissioner may acquire temporary and permanent easements, own and sell lands, execute contracts and levy assessments to cover the expense of building and maintaining an adequate stormwater infrastructure.
Not all storm drains are managed by the Drain Commissioner. Cities and villages often own their own systems although most ultimately discharge to a county or intercounty drain. The Eaton County Road Commission and Michigan Department of Transportation also maintain systems of drains. The Drain Commissioner works cooperatively with these agencies to assure widespread protection against damage caused by flooding.
The focus of the Eaton County Drain Commissioner’s Office is threefold:
- To provide adequate drainage and assure protection of downstream properties and existing storm drains;
- To implement and manage regional flood control measures on public drains; and
- To protect surface waters of the county and state against degradation.
An active drain maintenance program, thorough review of private development proposals, and pretreatment requirements for stormwater runoff from construction sites all play important roles in achieving this goal. The Drain Commissioner also serves as the County Enforcing Agent, administering the Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control Ordinance and program on behalf of the Board of Commissioners.
What are the functions of the Drain Commissioner's Office?
CURRENT BID INFORMATION
PLEASE CHECK WEBSITE FOR ANY ADDENDUMS BEFORE SUBMITTING FINAL BID
NO ADDENDUMS WILL BE POSTED 24 HOURS PRIOR TO BID OPENING
- Rules of the Eaton County Drain Commissioner
- 2015 Annual Report (paper copy available in the Drain Office to view)
- FEE SCHEDULE (effective 01/01/2016)
- SCHEDULE OF MULTIPLE YEAR ASSESSMENTS (Revised 12/01/2016)
- Forms (page under construction)
Soil Erosion Permit Information: Commercial Sites call 517-543-3193 ~ Residential Sites call 517-543-3890
Uncontrolled Erosion from a construction site: Call 517-543-3890
Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control forms and information
Special Drain Assessment information: Call 517-543-3886
Drain Assessment Payoff: Call 517-543-3886. Drain Assessments can be assumed by a property buyer.
Drain Assessment Payoff Online Form Print, complete form and fax to Eaton County Drain Commissioner's Office at 517-543-6446.
Flooding or problem with a county drain; call 517-543-3193
Illegal dumping of trash in a county drain: Call 517-543-3193
Illegal dumping of chemicals in a catchbasin or drain: Call 517-543-3193 or DEQ Emergency Response Hotline (1-800-292-4706)
MS 4 PERMIT APPLICATION
ATT EATON COUNTY MS4 PERMIT APP 2015 - SIGNED BY JF 11/4/15
LETTER C ALWIN, RESPONSE TO EATON COUNTY MS4 PERMIT APP 11/6/15
ATT 1 LANSING MI URBANIZED MAP
ATT 2 MS4 STORMWATER OUTFALLS
ATT 3 ROAD COMMISSION GARAGE SWPP
ATT 4 GLRC ACTION PLAN
ATT 5 REFERENCES TO PA40 OF DRAIN CODE
ATT 6 GLRC PEP FOR EATON COUNTY
ATT 7 MS4 IDEP SCHEDULING
ATT 8 REVISED IDEP
ATT 9 SESC ORDINANCE
ATT 10 EATON CO STORMWATER MGT MANUAL, APPENDICES
ATT 11 ACT 40 RULES AND REGULATIONS
ATT 12 STORMWATER MGMT CRITERIA
ATT 13 CATCHBASIN CLEANING SCHEDULE
ATT 14 GLRC GOOD HOUSEKEEPING AND POLLUTION PREVENTION FOR MUNICIPAL ACTIVITES
ATT 15 PROPOSED EDITS TO ATT 10 STORMWATER MGT MANUAL
Sanitary sewer and residential connection (publicly maintained sewer systems): contact local city, township or village.
Private septic tank or drain field: Contact Barry-Eaton District Health Department at 517-543-2430
State Permits (wetlands, floodplain, NPDES): Contact MDEQ Environmental Assistance Center (EAC) at 1-800-662-9278
Flood Plain Maps: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) flood map information is available at FEMA Map Service. Maps may be viewed at the Drain Commissioner’s Office but are unavailable for distribution.
Middle Grand River Watershed 319 Planning Grant: call 517-543-5848, extension 5 (Eaton Conservation District)
Information about stormwater programs in the Lansing area may be found at http://mywatersheds.org/ (Greater Lansing Regional Committee for Stormwater Management). Newsletters from the Greater Lansing Regional Committee may be seen at: http://mywatersheds.org/resources/newsletters/ Information is also available through the Michigan Water Environment Association (MWEA) at http://www.mi-wea.org and at http://www.miwaterstewardship.org/YouthStewards/OurWaterGames.
News articles and publications:
Current information is also posted outside the Drain Commissioner’s Office in the main Courthouse Complex in Charlotte, Michigan.