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Stormwater Management Program

John Swauger, SWM Coordinator

Welcome to Washington County
Stormwater Management

The DPW manages the Washington County National Pollutant Discharge Municipal Separate Storm Sewer (MS4) National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit.  The Division’s responsibilities include:

Washington County currently owns and maintains over 120 SWM facilities.  The cost of regular maintenance (mowing and minor repairs) is currently estimated at $245,000/year and is projected to increase to $335,000 in the next 5 years. 

The mission of Washington County's Stormwater Management Program is to educate the public and to protect, maintain and enhance public health, safety and general welfare by protecting water quality and reducing local flooding associated with the effects of land development through the use of best management practices.

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Online Services

Reduce Your Stormwater

Rain Garden App

How's My Waterway

Chesapeake Bay NetworkGuidelines for
Designing SWM BMPs in Karst Terrain

YouTube VideosDIY Rain Barrel Video
DIY Rain Garden Video

Information on standard stormwater plans

Illicit Discharge Complaint Form

Report Sediment & Erosion Control Problems