All precipitation falling from the sky, whether it is rain or snow, is considered storm water once it hits the ground. It is the responsibility of many government agencies and individual property owners to manage storm water.
Most, but not all, storm water drainage structures along county roads fall under the Washtenaw County Road Commission’s (WCRC) jurisdiction. Regulated county drains, which can be located near a road or far away from a road, are under the Washtenaw County Water Resources Commissioner’s (WCWRC) jurisdiction. Cities and villages are responsible for public storm water management systems within city limits. Private developers and individual property owners have responsibility for private storm water systems.
If you notice water flooding over a county roadway, a clogged road drainage structure or a broken road drainage structure, please contact WCRC at (734) 761-1500 or click here to report non-emergency issues.