Storm water systems that function properly are crucial to keeping our waterways clean and healthy. A knowledgeable and experienced storm water management company will make sure your system runs smoothly, helping you avoid major problems and fines.

But how can you identify a qualified storm water company to help you? More specifically, how do you know SWIMS is a good fit? There are a few different areas to consider, including a company’s specific qualifications, testimonials and reviews, and years of experience.


The team at SWIMS is proud to be certified in the following: 

Certified Inspector Sediment & Erosion Control

These individuals demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge in controlling sediment and erosion and other storm water pollutants.

Water Pollution Control for Construction Sites (Caltrans & AEI-CASC)

A training program designed for preventing water pollution during construction activities on the state highway system

How to Evaluate and Select BMP’s for Construction Sites – IECA 

About Storm water Management regulations and how to evaluate the basic BMPs and discuss what alternatives might be more effective

Certified SWPPP Developer

“SWPPP” stands for “Storm water Pollution Prevention Plan”. This is a document that outlines how a construction project will minimize storm water pollution. In California, SWPPPs are required to be prepared by a Qualified SWPPP Developer (QSD) and implemented by a Qualified SWPPP Practitioner (QSP). 

Certified Erosion Control Professional

These professionals are qualified to prepare SWPPPs. 

Confined Space Certified

Our team knows how to protect themselves from the safety and health hazards of permit-required confined spaces.

United Contractors Member

United Contractors provides professional services and representation for over 350+ union contractors. 

Certified Compliance Inspector Storm water (CCIS)

This certification class educates municipal inspectors and jobsite storm water managers to properly implement, inspect, and maintain construction sites for storm water compliance.

Certified Public Utilities Commission Regional Local Business Enterprise – PUC

Years of Experience

SWIMS’ CEO, Ric Campos, has more than 30 years of experience in the construction industry and is considered a pioneer in the storm water management industry. Since founding SWIMS over 22 years ago, Ric has added several divisions beyond storm water maintenance, including erosion control, post-construction, dewatering, and QSP divisions.

Ric is a SWPPP (storm water pollution prevention plan) trainer, and often presents workshops to general contractors and property managers. He has also assisted several municipalities with education and implementation of their local storm water ordinances.

Ric has participated in several Caltrans projects, including “Filtration Test Projects”, the “Highway 116 Project” in Petaluma, and the “Lake Forest Transportation Corridor Project. Ric is CASQA Qualified SWPPP Practitioner (QSP #00486) CISEC #0318 Certified along with CAL/OSHA 10 Safety Certified and C2 Cal Confined Space Certified. He frequently conducts SWPPP Trainings for Commercial Developers, Construction Companies & Property Managers.

In other words, Ric is the “Storm Water Expert.” 

Certified Vendor

SWIMS is proud to be a certified vendor for Contech Engineered Solutions, one of the country’s largest storm water device manufacturers.

Choosing the right, qualified storm water management company is an important decision. SWIMS is dedicated to making life easy for property owners and managers through cost-effective solutions and compliant solutions and superior customer service. It’s why many clients have worked with us for 10 or even 20 years!

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