2022 Stormwater Implementation Group (SWIG)

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What is the Stormwater Implementation Group (SWIG)?

In April 2022, Benton County Public Works held the first meeting of the public Stormwater Implementation Group. This group was convened to involve Benton County residents in the implementation of new DEQ permit guidelines that include construction and post-construction stormwater management. The SWIG will meet periodically through 2024 to assess program effectiveness, share lessons learned, to solicit comments and suggestions with County staff.

Benton County's Stormwater Management Plan (2022)

Who makes up SWIG?

Interested stakeholders include contractors, developers, road district officers, real estate agents, engineers, and citizens at large. Group meetings were held through fall 2022 and members will continue to contribute input regarding how the County meets its DEQ permit for construction site runoff and post-construction stormwater management. SWIG members also assisted Benton County Staff in the development of processes and policies to work with builders and developers before, during and after construction projects.

Who can I contact with questions about SWIG?

Gordon Kurtz, Engineering Associate
541-766-6006 | Gordon.P.Kurtz@co.benton.or.us

Sheanna Steingass, Environmental Project Coordinator
541-766-6293 | Sheanna.Steingass@co.benton.or.us