Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (SWP3)

The drainage department staff is responsible for administration of the Phase II National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Stormwater Program in the unincorporated areas of Lucas County including 7 named townships: Jerusalem, Washington, Sylvania, Springfield, Spencer, Monclova and Waterville. One aspect of the program is the plan review and construction inspection of Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWP3s) for new subdivision and site developments in the Phase II area. This program is designed to limit erosion and storm water runoff from construction sites and keep Lucas County in compliance with the NPDES Phase II regulations.


SWP3 Plan Review Requirements
Construction activities disturbing one or more acres of total land, or will disturb less than one acre of land but are part of a larger common plan of development or sale that will ultimately disturb one or more acres of land must submit a SWP3 for approval by the Lucas County Engineer’s Office.

The SWP3 must be submitted to the Lucas County Engineer’s Office with a completed SWP3 Review Submittal Cover Sheet and all of the required documentation per the document. See documents below:

Site Plan Submittal Requirements

Subdivision Submittal Requirements

SWP3 Review Submittal Cover Sheet and Contact List

SWP3 Contractor Contact and Certification Form

BMP Maintenance Agreement



Additional Resources: The following websites are not part of the Lucas County Official Website, and Lucas County is not responsible for their content.

Ohio EPA SWP3 Checklist

Rainwater and Land Development Manual


SWP3 Inspection Requirements
Once approval of the SWP3 has been granted, construction may commence subject to other required zoning, building or other applicable permit approvals. A minimum of five (5) days prior to commencing clearing or demolition work, Mike Melnyk with the Lucas County Engineers Office shall be contacted at (419) 213-2860 to insure proper sediment and erosion control practices are in place before work begins.
Sites will be inspected by the Lucas County Engineer’s Office at a minimum on a monthly basis until the site has been permanently seeded and stabilized.