Stormwater & Drainage

  • Stormwater Program Updates – Summer 2024

    Stormwater Permitting | MS4/NPDES Stormwater Permitting Richland Soil & Water Conservation District (Richland SWCD) is the manager of Richland County’s Stormwater Management and Sediment Control Regulations.

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  • Clean and Green: How to Prevent Plastic Pollution

    Single Use Plastics In 2024, the focus of the MS4/NPDES permit theme is Pollution Prevention, highlighting its crucial role in protecting public health, preserving aquatic ecosystems, and ensuring clean water for future generations.

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  • The Dirt on Soil & Water: District Highlights & Program Updates

    New H2Ohio Sign-Ups! We are pleased to announce enrollment is again open in Richland County for the H2Ohio Program for crop year 2025! If you or a farmer you know missed out or passed up the first opportunity to participate in this program…

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All Your Stormwater Permit Needs

Get the forms and documents you need regarding stormwater.

Continental Divide Tour

Explore the Continental Divide in Richland County.

EPA Best Practices

Read about various methods of stormwater management.

I Have a Project

What to bring when applying for a Stormwater Permit.

Impervious Areas

See how impervious areas affect your watershed.


Learn about the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES).


Learn about Ohio drainage laws, ditch petition, and neighborhood drainage issues.


Read about types of ponds, new pond construction, and pond care and maintenance.

Report a Land Concern

Report a problem on your property you would like assistance with, or a concern regarding Stormwater Regulations.


Learn what stormwater is and how to manage better manage it.


See the watersheds, rivers, and streams of Richland County’s townships.

Water Data Map

See the average precipitation in the different watersheds with our interactive map.

Watershed Map

Learn about the unique watersheds of our county using our interactive map.