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Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 10:55am
 In cooperation with the Pikes Peak Regional Building Department, the City of Colorado Springs maintained its lofty rating in the National Flood Insurance Program’s Community Rating System, earning a “Class 5” rating for the second-straight year.
mermaid painting over storm drain
Friday, October 18, 2019 - 9:50am
Patrons to the downtown area will notice a two-car-length, colorful mermaid donning a t-shirt that reminds passersby not to litter in the storm drain. The artwork is part of the Stormwater Enterprise’s federally-mandated education campaign to inform residents about the negative impacts of illegal... Read more
grass growing through bricks in detention pond.
Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 2:18pm
The City's Stormwater Enterprise is being recognized for their collaborative work with the community on a detention pond designed to prevent neighborhood flooding and blend in with the surrounding landscape.
fall leaves on the ground. sidewalk and street in the background.
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 11:06am
You can help keep our city's creeks and waterways clean. It's easier than you might think. Here are a few things you can do during the fall season.
large sinkhole in parking lot
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 9:14am
Get an up-close look at stormwater repairs taking place to repair a pipe that failed causing a large sinkhole in a mall parking lot.
closure map
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 2:44pm
A section of Foothills Trail, between Blair Bridge and the Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center underpass, will remain closed through the end of December.
crane lifting net over dumpster
Friday, September 6, 2019 - 10:30am
More than 19,000 pounds of trash and other debris didn’t make it into local waterways, thanks to two underground nets.
racoon in flooded storm drain
Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 10:27am
Animals and mannequin feet are just a couple things the City’s Stormwater Enterprise has to deal with daily. Stormwater Manager Richard Mulledy joins Jen and Ted to talk about the City’s amazing stormwater infrastructure progress. Mulledy even fesses up to not having ditched playing in the ditches... Read more
Garden of the Gods Aerial Photo
Friday, August 23, 2019 - 3:39pm
A section of Foothills Trail, between Blair Bridge and the Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center underpass, will remain closed through Friday, Sept. 13 to complete utility work that is part of a flood mitigation project underway in the northeastern portion of Garden of the Gods Park.
New, clean concrete channel with hydroturf replacing concrete on the upper half of the channel.
Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - 8:58am
It's a win, win, win. This new stormwater channel is more natural-looking, cheaper to install, and easier to maintain. It works so well that we are looking to upgrade other concrete channels the same way.
a green gutter bin. It's about the size of a 33 gallon garbage bag and made of porous materian.
Friday, July 19, 2019 - 9:32am
The Stormwater Enterprise is always looking for new ways to protect water quality. Currently, they are testing a new filter system called “Gutter Bins” that fit inside an existing storm drain capturing trash and debris while allowing stormwater to flow through the drain and into our creeks. Here is... Read more
Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - 12:56pm
We Need You! Come help us clean up Fountain Creek from Dorchester Park Colorado Springs to Rainbow Falls in Manitou Springs! There are three cleanup sites. Please register to volunteer so we can make sure we have enough supplies for everyone! Nitrile work gloves and trash bags will be provided.... Read more