Surface Water Enhancement, Restoration and Protection (SWERP) Clearinghouse

The purpose of the SWERP Clearinghouse is to serve as a networking tool to facilitate the identification and implementation of potential surface water improvement and protection projects that include restoration, protection or enhancement projects. It is intended to facilitate the process of identifying potential projects that may be selected as compensation for environmental impacts to surface waters throughout Ohio. It includes options submitted by land owners, government agencies, watershed coordinators and others that may result in improvement and/or protection of streams, wetlands and lakes.

SWERP Clearinghouse submissions are not evaluated by Ohio EPA or any other organization prior to listing in this Clearinghouse. The list of projects is comprised of voluntary submissions and does not represent a list of “approved” projects. The relevance and applicability must be evaluated by those selecting projects from this Clearinghouse and will ultimately be reviewed by Ohio EPA as part of an applicant's permit application or by other entities responsible for implementing surface water protection initiatives.

Note: Properties listed in the SWERP Clearinghouse must be owned by the applicant, or the property owner must have given express approval for listing the property in the Clearinghouse.