Jim Nash, Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner, has the responsibility of planning, developing and maintaining designated surface water drainage systems in Oakland County under Michigan State law, known as Drain Code, Act 40 of 1956 (and has other statutory duties as Agent for the county).

The office staff of more than 370 highly trained professional and technically skilled people is dedicated to providing the best and most cost effective service to the citizens of Oakland County).

 Our Mission

We are dedicated to building trust, protecting public health, improving the environment, and delivering quality services.

 Safety & Quality Policy

​We are committed to excellence and providing progressive solutions by utilizing quality objectives, sound environmental practices and a comprehensive safety program. Our organization has pledged a commitment to maintain management practices that ensure continuous improvement, the prevention of pollution and a safe work environment for our employees. We will set goals that encourage efforts to meet or exceed local, state and federal water quality standards, environmental regulations and safety requirements within our control.

 WRC in 2021

Like many of you, our office has had a busy year and Water Resources Commissioner Jim Nash is here to tell you all about it. From infrastructure upgrades to affordability grant planning, this quick recap of 2021 will show you just how dedicated we are to serving the residents of Oakland County.