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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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