Drainage District Projects

Request & Complaint Submissions

Requests for repairs, complaints, problems or questions should be directed to Michelle Witt, Drainage Clerk in the Auditor’s Office, by calling 641-939-8111 or by email.

View the Drainage Work Order Request Form (PDF)

For More Information

For more information on drainage district projects or to view online maps of the districts, visit the Drainage District Search website (Beacon). Be sure to select the 'Drainage Tiles' and 'Drainage Districts' check boxes on the left under Layers.

A lifting crane being operated by workers, performing a ditch dredge in 1911

Current Projects

Click on the tab below for information about each drainage district.

  1. DD 56
  2. DD 121
  3. DD 3
  4. DD 48


  • DD 56 Public Hearing On Completion Of Contract - Wednesday, October 05, 2022   at 9:30 A.M. at the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) - 1031 Edgington Ave., Eldora, IA 50627

  •  This Landowner Meeting is to discuss a price increase to the project.
  • This meeting will be open to the public for in-person attendance at the EOC building, attendance is also available electronically either by conference call or online.
    To access the meeting call: 1-(312)-626-6799, when prompted enter meeting
    ID code: 820 7567 2007
    You can also access the meeting online at: 
  • DD 56 Landowner Meeting was held Wednesday, December 08, 2021 at 10:00 AM at the Emergency Operations Center (EOC). This meeting was held to discuss a potential price increase to the project due to inflation. The landowners were provided with a letter from Forterra and a Cost Comparison sheet. 
  • DD 56 Bid Letting was held Wednesday, March 10, 2021. No action was taken on bids received at this meeting and a Landowner Meeting was scheduled to discuss bids/options. See Bid Tab in Documents below.
  • DD 56 Landowner Meeting was held Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at 10:00 AM at the Emergency Operations Center (EOC). This meeting was held to discuss improvement options and reclassification as presented at the Public Hearings on Reclassification Report for Main Tile of Drainage District 56 (EAST and WEST) and on Engineer's Report (Including Revision & Supplement) on Improvements to the Main Tile of Drainage District 56. A Public Hearing on these reports was held on April 1, 2020, and the reports were discussed, please see April 1, 2020 Hearing minutes below. At the July 8, 2020 Meeting there was extensive discussion of the Reports and Reclassification, which can be found in the July 8, 2020 Meeting minutes below.
  • It was approved at the July 8, 2020 DD 56 Landowner Meeting to split District 56 into two portions, DD 56 East and DD 56 West. It was also approved to adopt the red line plan (as noted in Supplement to the Engineer's Report map on TAB A) to a 1" coefficient with the potential of dropping down depth at the expense of the new DD 56 West district as an alternate bid to be determined at the bid awarding.
  • Decision on the Reclassification Report was delayed until the following week's Regular Drainage Meeting scheduled on July 15, 2020 to allow additional time for comments or concerns to be addressed. 
  • On July 15, 2020 the Reclassification Report for DD 56 East and DD 56 West was approved as presented, see minutes below. 
  • When a drainage district makes improvements, landowners MUST follow all wetland compliance requirements to protect their eligibility for USDA benefits. Due to the USDA’s privacy policy, the Trustees are not allowed to obtain wetland determinations of land within the drainage district. Therefore, you are requested to contact your local FSA office ASAP to discuss any current wetland determinations that may be on file. You may also request and submit an AD-1026 form for a determination, which can also be found online at http://forms.sc.egove.usda.gov/efcommon/eFileServices/eForms/AD1026.PDF.
  • The improvement project is approved and is moving forward. If you do not request a Certified Wetland Determination, there is a possibility that payments from programs administered by the FSA and NRCS will cease for all your land not just land within this district.
  • Once your certified wetland determination is received, you are asked to please submit it to the Hardin County Drainage Clerk. If you don’t have any wetlands, please let the Drainage Clerk know that also.
  • If you would like copies of any of the Engineer's Reports mailed to you, please make request to the Drainage Clerk at:

Documents, Minutes & Reports

District Documents

  1. DD 143
  2. DD 9
  3. DD 14
  4. DD 120


  • Public Hearing on Surveyor's Report and Supplement to the Engineer's Report on Repairs or Improvements to Main Tile was held electronically due to Covid-19 concerns on March 25, 2020. Lengthy discussion was held on project options as outlined in the reports. Additional new options, not listed in the reports, of bypassing the town and moving water to outlet in DD 7 were discussed also. No action taken at this time, and it was agreed to meet again in a few months to discuss subject further. See minutes below. 
  • If you would copies of any of the reports mailed to you, please contact the Drainage Clerk at:

Documents, Minutes & Reports

District Documents

  1. DD 67
  2. DD 11
  3. DD 18

  • Public Hearing on Classification Reports set for Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 10:00 AM in the Hardin County Courthouse.
Public Hearing