25 Market St   Aberdeen, SD 57401

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Scott Bader – Director
  • Mailing Address:
    Brown County Drainage Department
    25 Market St Suite 7
    Aberdeen, SD 57401

  • Phone: 605-626-7144


The revised Brown County Title 9 Drainage Ordinance went into effect on May 1, 2012.   As Drainage Administrator the ordinance is intended to provide the basic guidance needed by the County Drainage Board (also the Board of Commissioners) in carrying out drainage responsibilities and enforce the regulations that govern the drainage of water within the unincorporated area of Brown County which are designed to enhance and promote the physical, economic and environmental management of the County; protect the tax base; prevent inordinate adverse impacts on servient properties; encourage land utilization that will facilitate economical and adequate productivity of all types of land; lessen government expenditure; conserve and develop natural resources; and preserve the important benefits provided by wetlands in accordance with SDCL 46A-10A.