Drainage District Projects

Request & Complaint Submissions


Requests for repairs, complaints, problems or questions should be directed to Denise Smith, 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 165 
  2. DD 86
  3. DD 131
  4. DD 167
  5. DD 56
  6. DD 121

Status
  • Drainage Election Drainage District 165
Election Information:
Date: March 28, 2020
Location: 10123 S Ave. Ackley, IA 50601
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
This Private Trustee Election is open to land owners of DD 165 only. 





  1. DD 102
  2. DD 143
  3. DD 25
  4. DD 21
  5. DD 9
  6. DD 14

Status
  • Lateral 7 to be repaired.
  • Main tile project on hold while landowner proceeds with Nutrient Reduction Wetland Project #HAR862018C. 
  • Landowner is working with Iowa Department of Land Stewardship on the Wetland Project, and the State awarded the bid for the Wetland Project to Rogness Brothers Construction of Lake Mills, IA. The majority of the costs for the Wetlands Project will be paid for by the State through a 28E Agreement with Hardin County, the only cost to landowners would be for the alternate rock bedding. The alternate rock bedding will only be utilized if soil conditions are poor and require it's use. 
  • April, 2020 - It was discussed at the Regular Drainage Meeting on 4/22/2020 that the current classification would not be an accurate representation of benefit after the Wetland Project is completed, and the Hardin County Board of Supervisors acting as Drainage District Trustees, approved a motion to instruct Clapsaddle-Garber Associates to commence work on the reclassification of DD 102 to begin immediately. 
  • June, 2020 - Wetland Update- Contractor Rogness Brothers reports installation of RCP tile is going well, and is spooning in nicely. No rock bedding has been used to date. Additional updates to follow as work progresses. 
  • September, 2020 - Project is nearly complete, wetland is filling with water. One small area near Brandt's property may need some tile redone so there is enough grade for tenant to hook private tile onto DD main tile. This will be reviewed in the fall when crops are out to better evaluate the area. A walk through was completed with the landowner, neighboring tenant, and the contractor, the State will work with the contractor to get this fixed. CGA was onsite for observation of soil conditions on the main tile, and soil conditions were all very good and NO rock bedding was used on the main tile. CGA is currently working on the Reclassification Report, and a hearing on this report may be scheduled over the winter, and it may be in place before next year's assessment. 
  • October, 2020 - Excavation and installation of 30" RCP tile was completed with a spoon-bucket excavator, with no rock bedding or backfill being installed during replacement of the Main Tile as soil conditions were favorable (i.e. clay or solid black dirt in bottom of most of trench). See Observation Report below. 
Continuation of Hearing


  • August 31, 2016 at 11:30 AM
  • Hardin County Courthouse

Public Hearing


  • August 10, 2016 at 11:30 AM
  • Hardin County Courthouse

District Documents


  1. DD 55 Div 3
  2. DD 22
  3. DD 67
  4. DD 148
  5. DD H-F 5-75
  6. DD 11

Status

  • Completion of project accepted on December 12, 2018. 

Completion Hearing

  • December 12, 2018 at 1:00 PM
  • Large Conference Room - Lower Level Hardin County Courthouse

Landowner Meeting 

  • June 7, 2017 at 11:30 AM
  • Small Conference Room - Main Floor Hardin County Courthouse

District Documents