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Jun 26

Drainage Update 6/26/2017

Posted on June 26, 2017 at 1:41 PM by Ryan Hiniker

cd28 new 100ft casing pipeOne of the final pieces to the CD28 project in Lincoln Township.  This is a 100 foot long 1/2 inch steel casing pipe.  The decision to open the tar road up and install this final pipe was made after many tries to bore under the road had non-stop issues.  This has been a long project and it's finally nearing its completion.

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Jun 19

Drainage Update 6/19/2017

Posted on June 19, 2017 at 3:49 PM by Ryan Hiniker

cd05 new field crossing 3Just one example of many of our smaller repair projects that we have going on.  This is a new field crossing installed on a portion of open ditch along CD05 in Danville Township.  The structure is designed to hold water on the top side shown, to prevent downstream storm water surges.

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Jun 13

Sorting through updates on Buffer Law

Posted on June 13, 2017 at 10:08 AM by Ryan Hiniker

herbicide damageDrainage system JD83 about 3 miles northeast of St. Clair.  The picture I'm showing is an example of herbicide overspray or off-target spraying.  This happens quite often along our ditches which usually results in the grass dying and causing soil erosion issues.

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