The Surface Water Management Division operates and
maintains the drainage systems created by Act 40 Public Acts of 1956 (Drain
Code). There are currently over 1400 districts established within Genesee
County. (Michigan Association of County Drain Commissioners produced a
video about the role of Michigan the Drain Commissioners. Click here
to view video.)
The Genesee County
Drain Commissioner remains committed to
the conservation and maintenance of existing
natural areas , farmlands, and the
redevelopment of our urban areas for the 21st
Century. As part of the Commissioner's Goal's,
The Surface Water Management Division is
working toward reducing impairment of our
water resources caused by stormwater runoff
while addressing the problems caused by
flooding and inadequate drainage systems.
The Division also constructs and maintains those Lake Level Controls on
rivers and water bodies within Genesee County as designated by the Board
of Commissioners. There are currently 11 controls.
The Drain Commissioner is the designated county agency for stormwater management
by the Board of Commissioner's and coordinates the efforts in the Watershed
Management for the County under the NPDES Phase II requirements.
The Drain Commissioner is also the designated county agency for water supply,
wastewater collection and treatment. The Water
and Waste Services Division is responsible for Drinking
Water, Sanitary Sewer, and managing the County's Soil Erosion Program.