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Raatz: Public input sought for Drainage Task Force meeting

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Raatz: Public input sought for
Drainage Task Force meeting

STATEHOUSE (Nov. 18, 2022) — The Drainage Task Force is seeking public input to discuss state drainage laws and how they affect the agriculture industry, said State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond), member of the task force.

"I understand drainage in Indiana, especially in rural areas, is of great concern to many Hoosiers because it can impact the quality of our soil and production of agriculture products," Raatz said. "I encourage those impacted by the current drainage laws to contribute to the conversation by sharing their challenges and expressing their concerns."

The task force will meet at the Indiana Statehouse in the Senate chamber on Monday, Nov. 21, at noon. There will be a period for public comment and discussion following presentations.

The Drainage Task Force is responsible for reviewing drainage laws, making determinations and recommendations concerning drainage and regulatory matters, and determining whether the balance between state and local authority over agricultural land drainage favors state authority more in Indiana than in neighboring states.

The task force consists of 19 members including six members of the Indiana Senate, six members of the Indiana House of Representatives and seven governor-appointed individuals.

Those who cannot attend can stream the meeting online at


For a high-resolution photo of Raatz, click here.