Rain or melted snow cannot soak into the ground when it falls on impervious surfaces like streets, sidewalks, roofs, and parking lots. In such cases, it can become harmful to our water systems. As storm water runs off these surfaces, it can pick up pollutants like oil, fertilizers, pesticides, dirt, trash, and animal waste, and then carry them into our lakes and rivers.
Like most other states, Oregon, Washington, and California have enacted laws and regulations to prevent this type of pollution. For disputes involving drainage and storm water runoff, it is crucial to choose a lawyer familiar with this unique area of law. Chenoweth Law Group, P.C., offers diligent and strategic representation for environmental law cases in the Pacific Northwest.
Services for Corporate Clients
Chenoweth Law Group, P.C., is one of the region's premier law firms, offering more than 70 years of combined experience in business and environmental law. We understand the needs of our business clients, whether they are a large, established corporation or small startup. If your business is facing a lawsuit or enforcement actions from the EPA or another state agency relating to drainage or storm water runoff, contact us.
We develop customized strategies to protect your interests and minimize liability. In addition to our in-depth knowledge of this field of law, we can call upon a network of experts when necessary. We also offer creative, flexible billing that gives you greater certainty about the cost of our services.
If previous property owners or prior businesses are responsible for storm water runoff on your site, we can help you hold them accountable. We also help you avoid legal action entirely by ensuring that you are fully compliant with the laws and regulations in your state.
Services for Individuals and Communities
Many of us in the Pacific Northwest are lucky enough to live near a body of water, or even own property adjacent to one. We all take pride in our waterways, and want to do our part to protect them. If you believe that storm water runoff is polluting your water, and you aren't getting the help you need from the EPA or other government agencies, the experienced attorneys at Chenoweth Law Group, P.C., can help you take legal action. We'll work with you to hold polluters accountable and keep our water clean.
Contact Experienced Portland Environment Lawyers
Contact us online today, or call 503-446-6261 in Portland or 253-200-5991 in Tacoma to discuss your runoff concerns with a member of our team.