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  Welcome to the Ditch Maintenance Department  
   
  This department is responsible for the maintenance of the 263 miles of ditches/tiles that have been petitioned through Section 6131 of the Ohio Revised Code. Any new drainage projects that are petitioned through Section 6131 of the Ohio Revised Code are also taken care of by this department. 

 

   
  This department is responsible for the maintenance of the 263 miles of ditches/tiles that have been petitioned through Section 6131 of the Ohio Revised Code. Any new drainage projects that are petitioned through Section 6131 of the Ohio Revised Code are also taken care of by this department. 

To All Landowners along Williams County Permanent Maintenance Projects:    Under the direction of the Williams County Commissioners, per the Ohio Revised Code 6137, The Williams County Drainage Department will be conducting the 2013 annual inspections and/or maintenance activities on all Permanent Maintenance Ditches/Tiles. It should be noted that these inspections are performed on the maintenance ditches/or tiles each year.  Maintenance will be performed as required by findings during the annual inspections and as approved by the Williams County Commissioners.  In order to help keep maintenance costs as low as possible, please refrain from placing any type of restrictions or crops within the maintenance easement area.  Due to the large volume of parcels located along the permanent maintenance structures, we will not call each individual property owner prior to inspections and maintenance activities.  If you have any questions please call Todd Roth, P.E., P.S., Williams County Engineer, or Brian Fritsch, P.E., Drainage Engineer at 636-2454, Monday thru Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Email: bfritsch@wmscoengineer.com.

New Item:  An application to install a driveway over a public waterway can be downloaded by using the link to the right.

Brian D. Fritsch, P.E. has been in charge of the Ditch Maintenance Department since January, 2005. He is a graduate of The Ohio State University, with a  Bachelor of Science Degree in Agricultural  Engineering, and has worked for the Williams County Engineerís Office since 1997.

  Ditch Maintenance Information  
 
Ditch Petition Process

Waterway Driveway Permit Application

Application For Cost Reduction For Filter Strip Installation - OCR 6137.09

2017 Ditch Maintenance Review Information:  Links To The Reports Are Located At The Bottom of This Section. 

 

 
 
  The other staff members for this department are Janis Montgomery, Rich Henricks and Austin Siegel. Janis has been with this department since the spring of 2000, and is responsible for providing technical assistance to Brian including the cost accounting for the ditch department, six year review of ditches, assistance with the GIS mapping system, assists the public with questions regarding drainage and many other internal functions in the drainage area. Rich has been with this department since the spring of 1991, and has a wealth of knowledge regarding the drainage in Williams County. Austin has been with this department since 2011. Rich & Austin perform activities including annual inspection of the maintenance ditches to determine what type of
   maintenance will be required during the next year, which may include brush and vegetation spraying and repair of ditches and tiles. 
Drainage is a very important component of our lifestyle in Williams County, and we take this issue very seriously. Please feel free to contact our staff if we can be of assistance in any way. 

 

2017 PERMANENT MAINTENANCE WORK:   No Contract Permanent Maintenance work is planned at this time, nor in the foreseeable future.

 


 

 
 
Please Click On The Link Below To Find The Corresponding Report 
  Ditch Number  
  400 Review Report
  401 Review Report
  432 Review Report
  435 Review Report
  438 Review Report
  439 Review Report
  441 Review Report
  449 Review Report
  455 Review Report
  465 Review Report
  479 Review Report
  481 Review Report
  485 Review Report
  496 Review Report
  500 Review Report
  507 Review Report
  519 Review Report
  525 Review Report
  531 Review Report
  539 Review Report
  547 Open Review Report
  547 Tile Review Report
  550 Review Report
  556 Review Report
  557 Review Report
  563 Review Report
  565 Review Report
  568 Review Report
  569 Review Report
  571 Review Report
  573 Review Report
  580 Review Report
  581 Review Report
  585 Review Report
  591 Review Report
  599 Review Report
  602T Review Report
  614 Review Report
  615 Review Report
  617 Review Report
  622 Review Report
  636 Review Report
  636B Review Report
  654 Review Report
  668 Review Report
  669 Review Report
  685 Review Report
     
    END OF INDEX