The duties of the Drain Commissioner are established by statutory law (Michigan Drain Code of 1956, as amended) as well as delegated by the County Board of Commissioners.  The Lenawee County Drain Commissioner is responsible for the maintenance of 709 separate drainage districts encompassing over 1,500 miles of drains within the boundaries of the county.  The job also includes the administration and maintenance of nine (9) separate sewer systems and four (4) water systems.

This office also issues and enforces soil erosion permits, inspects preliminary plats and maintains the court-ordered lake levels on eight (8) lakes in the county.


Jennifer Escott
Drain Commissioner

FOIA Requests
Office Hours
7AM - 5:30PM
Monday -Thursday

For your convenience we have installed a Payment Drop Box
at our office located on Springbrook Ave.

Drinking Water Facilities 2014 CCR Reports

Loch Erin Sanitary Board Meeting

Central Lenawee WWTP Discharge Permit

View Maps of Drain Maintenance Activities

Loch Erin Sodium Chloride Reduction Plan

Red Mill Pond information The official site of the National Flood Insurance Program FEMAlogo
 National Floodplain Insurance Rate Map Modernization for Lenawee County

Lenawee County Sewer, Water & Drain
24 Hour Emergency Number




Maintenance Request
  If you are having trouble with a Lenawee County Designated Drain please Contact Us, or use this Form to request maintenance.

Map of Lenawee County Designated Drains


Let us know fast if you experience flooding from a County Drain or Sanitary Sewer
  Any individual who has been injured or has suffered property damage as a result of a County Storm Drain or Sanitary Sewer must provide written notice of the event within 45 days after the date the damage or injury was discovered Written notice must include the following:
  • Name, address and phone number of claimant
  • Address of the affected property
  • Date of discovery of any property damages or physical injuries
  • Brief description of the claim

Failure to comply with the new reporting requirements will result in a denial of the claim.
Act 222 of Public Acts of 2001


Flooding & Tornado Safety Information
  Dam Safety
Tornado Facts
Tornado & Thunderstorm Safety
Flooding Facts
    Credit: Michigan Department of Environmental Quality


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