County Drain Commissioner's Office

Duties & Responsibilities
Drain Commissioners are responsible for many aspects of surface water management. The Drain Commissioner develops design standards for storm water runoff management in new developments and is involved in:
  • Agricultural, commercial, and residential drainage
  • Lake levels
  • Sewer systems
  • Storm water management
  • Water supplies
Mission Statement
The Drain Commissioner is dedicated to provide for the health, safety, and welfare of Grand Traverse County citizens and the protection of surface water and the environment by providing storm water management, flood control, development review and water quality programs.

Vision Statement
The Office of the Drain Commissioner will be a recognized leader in public service by providing pro-active, environmentally sound, cost effective maintenance and services to improve efficiency and that consistently exceed customer expectations, by utilizing environmentally sensitive approaches to storm water management and creating an educated citizenry.

Office Hours & Appointments

The Drain Commissioner's office hours are part-time by appointment and on Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., while his field hours and statutory meeting hours are as needed.

Please call 231-922-4807 to make an appointment or contact us by email to let us know of your concerns.

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