Maintenance may be performed on County Drains, within certain limits, without a petition. Currently the limitations are that no more than $5,000/mile/year may be spent on maintenance of a Drain. Another limitation is that culverts and bridges may only be replaced or repaired during a petitioned project.
In general, maintenance of a Drain may consist of any of the following activities:
- Removal of obstructions
- Modest sediment removal projects
- Erosion control projects
- Spot repairs on pipelines
- Vegetation management