Austin Hilbrands, Public Drainage Manager/Ag Inspector
1801 Highway 12 E, Willmar, MN  56201
Phone: (320) 235-3266 Ext. 4250
Fax: (320) 235-0055


The Kandiyohi County Drainage Department is responsible for management of 537 miles of open ditch and 312 miles of county tile. Public drainage systems are owned by the people who benefit from them. Owners can be farmers, municipalities, industries, and others. Some specific duties within the department include:

  • Working with landowners to solve their drainage issues following MN Statue 103E
  • Acting as a liaison between landowners, contractors, engineers, viewers, attorneys, County Auditor, and the Drainage Authority
  • Advise the Drainage Authority on MN Statute 103E
  • Administration and inspection of construction contracts for repair/improvement projects
  • Conduct routine system inspections
  • Vegetation maintenance
  • Buffer compliance

Upcoming Meetings 
  • June 25, 2024 - JD 17 KM Special Meeting Notice
    • Meeting will be at 8:00 AM or after as agenda allows
    • Board Room Level 4 | Meeker County Courthouse | 325 Sibley Ave N Litchfield, MN 55355