About

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 2020

We've all learned a good deal this past year, and the innovative approaches we applied to our lives during 2020 have opened our minds to thinking differently as we move forward. In a year of significant challenges for our nation and the world, we were a visible part of your community, both giving back and reaching out, and we've never been prouder of the 69,000 customer households we serve in Oakland County.