Surface Water Improvement Program 

Pierce County Ordinance No. 2006-115s directed the Surface Water Management (SWM) Utility to produce an annual six-year Surface Water Improvement Program (SWIP) to inform the County Council, their staff, other departments, and the public about the scope, cost, funding and status of surface water improvement projects.

Selecting projects for the SWIP 

The nine Pierce County basin plans, water quality plans and the Pierce County Rivers Flood Hazard Management Plan (RFHMP) are the foundation of capital improvement projects and programs to protect people, infrastructure, and the environment. The projects in these plans were ranked for flood risk reduction, water quality, habitat, and other factors. Funding availability and mandatory obligations are added layers of review when selecting capital project for implementation. More information is available by viewing the most current annual SWIP document found in our Surface Water Management Document Library.