Surface Water Management (SWM)
Surface Water Management (SWM) provides water quality protection for the community by implementing programs, which reduce pollution in our rivers, streams and wetlands caused by urban stormwater runoff.
Stormwater runoff is the most significant source of water pollution in our state. It washes pollutants into storm drains and drainage ditches, carrying silt, oil, chemicals, trash and pesticides to the nearest creek, stream or wetland. The polluted runoff can harm fish, aquatic life, and threaten our drinking water.
Through watershed protection and planning, Water Environment Services (WES) is taking a long-term approach to protecting the health of our water resources.
What does the SWM program do?
- Maintains stormwater facilities
- Responds to customer service enquiries
- Monitors water quality
- Requires buffer zones between new development and wetland/creek areas
- Plans and designs regional water quality and flood reduction projects
- Provides long-term watershed planning
- Provides public outreach and partnerships for pollution prevention (link to community outreach page)
Why do I pay a SWM fee?
Each resident of the community contributes to the cost of the program because we use the buildings, streets, parking lots and sidewalks that add to the need for a surface water management program. Developers also pay for the cost of building, the drainage systems and water quality facilities serving their development.
- Clackamas County Service District No. #1
- Surface Water Management Agency of Clackamas County
- Monitoring Plan
MS4 Permit Renewal Submittal
2011-2012 MS4 Permit Annual Report
- CCSD #1 and Surface Water Management Agency of Clackamas County 2011-2012 MS4 Annual Report
- Appendix A Monitoring Report for 2011-12
- Appendix B Regional Coalition Annual Report 07-09-12
- Appendix C Tualatin Basin Public Awareness Committee Annual Report 2012
- Appendix D Public Outreach Articals, Newsletters, Samples, ETC.
- Appendix E Guide for Acronyms
- Appendix F Partner Reports 2012
- Gladstone 2012 Annual Report
- Johnson City 2012 Stormwater Annual Report
- Milwaukie 2011-2012 NPDES Annual Report
- Molalla Pudding 2012 TMDL Report
- Oak Lodge Sanitary District 2012 Surface Water Annual Report
- Oregon City 2011-2012 NPDES Annual Report
- West Linn 2011-2012 NPDES Annual Report
- Wilsonville 2012 NPDES Annual Report
*Previous years available on request
- Willamette River TMDL Implementation Plan (awaiting approval) (PDF)
- Sandy River TMDL Implementation Plan (awaiting approval) (PDF)
- Tualatin River TMDL Implementation Plan (PDF)
- Tualatin River TMDL Implementation Plan (Appendix F only, awaiting approval) (PDF)
The Commissioners and WES work with the North Clackamas and Lower Tualatin Surface Water Management Citizens’ Advisory Committees to develop and implement programs and standards that relate to surface water and storm water management in Clackamas County Service District No. 1 (CCSD1) and the Surface Water Management Agency of Clackamas County (SWMACC), respectively.
CCSD No. 1 serves the communities of Boring, Clackamas, Happy Valley, Hoodland, Johnson City, Milwaukie and Rivergrove. SWMACC serves the Lower Tualatin area of the County. Interested residents and representatives of businesses, associations, non-profit groups and other organizations that are based in CCSD No. 1 and SWMACC are encouraged to apply. All meetings are open to the public.