Surface Water Management Division

The Surface Water Management Division (SWM) is responsible for the comprehensive management of the City's manmade and natural surface water systems. This involves protecting developed and undeveloped properties from flooding, runoff and water quality problems while continuing to accommodate new residential and commercial growth. The SWM Division also promotes the preservation of natural drainage systems, protection of fishery resources, and wildlife habitat. The SWM Division provides all surface water related services for the City of Lakewood. These services are provided in the form of the following programs: Administration, Engineering Services, Surface Water Quality Programs, and Maintenance Services. Capital projects are budgeted in the Surface Water Management Fund.



The City of Lakewood is updating its Stormwater Management Program that will continue to guide efforts to further improve the water quality of our City’s stormwater discharges.  The program is part of the City’s compliance with the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit or NPDES, which is a requirement of the federal Clean Water Act.  The program establishes the local regulations, maintenance and administrative procedures, and educational and outreach programs that the City will continue to act upon to address and reduce pollution from stormwater discharges.  The Washington State Department of Ecology administers the program in our state.

The public is encouraged to review and comment on Lakewood’s Draft 2015 Stormwater Management Program .

Email comments should be directed to

Hard copies are available for review at the Public Works Department, 2nd floor, Lakewood City Hall, 6000 Main St. SW, Lakewood, WA 98499. 

Send written comments to:

Attn: 2015 Stormwater Management Program Update

Public Works Dept.

City of Lakewood

6000 Main St. SW

Lakewood, WA  98499

Please submit comments by March 13, 2015.

For more information contact Greg Vigoren at (253) 983-7795.