The Commissioner is elected by state law every four years on a partisan basis and is responsible for the administration of the Drain Code of 1956, as amended. The duties of the Drain Commissioner include the construction and maintenance of drains; determining drainage districts; apportioning costs of drains among property owners; Local Units of Government receiving bids and awarding contracts for drain construction.
The Commissioner, by action of the Board of Commissioners, is the County Agency, pursuant to Act 342 Michigan P.A. of 1939 as amended, for water supply, wastewater collection and treatment.
In addition, the Commissioner works with state and federal agencies to enforce flood plain and pollution laws, and assists in coordinating federal, state, and regional flood control and water quality plans. The Commissioner, by law, is a member of the County Parks and Recreation Commission.
Genesee County Drain Commissioner Division of Water and Waste Services purchases water from Great Lakes Water Authority (formerly DWSD), which draws it water from Lake Huron. The Division distributes water to the following municipalities: Click on the municipality to visit the proper website
Please contact the municipality to verify property address.