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.