Eagle Creek Drainage/Farm #4 District Mapping and Benefits Assessment
The Eagle Creek Drainage District encompasses parts of three municipalities in Racine County - Town of Burlington, Town of Dover and Village of Rochester. The District contains 9,898 acres of land consisting of 1,606 parcels as well as road right-of-way. The land within the District is predominantly agricultural with areas of low and medium density residential development.
The drainage system within the District includes eight branch tiles and two branch ditches all of which eventually drain to the Eagle Creek Canal. The two branch ditches, and that portion of Eagle Creek Canal that is within the District, add up to a total of 27,830 linear feet (5.27 miles) of drainage way. The eight-branch tiles have a total length of 30,531 linear feet (5.78 miles). It is proposed to add 1.8 miles of existing ditches to the District from STH 75 to Church Road.
The District is obligated, under Section 88.63 of the State Statutes, to maintain and repair District facilities. The cost of maintenance and repair is assessed based upon the benefits each parcel receives per Section 88.23 of the State Statutes. Property owners are assigned, in part, a proportionate “charge” based on the amount of runoff “generated” by their property.