Stormwater News

Stormwater News

massive hole and cement pipe approximately 10-12 feet tall being installed underground
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 10:07am
What started as a City Stormwater project to address long-standing flash flooding concerns quickly evolved into a larger collaborative project with Colorado Springs Utilities and City Traffic Engineering to both reduce persistent flooding and improve aging infrastructure.
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 11:34am
FEMA Administrator Peter T. Gaynor met Mayor Suthers and Public Works Director Travis Easton at the Garden of the Gods detention facility to tour mitigation work in the area. The detention pond and additional mitigation work along Camp Creek are designed to protect Garden of the Gods Park, Rock... Read more
Tuesday, July 21, 2020 - 9:55am
A project at Chelton Avenue and Santa Rosa Street will address long-standing roadway flooding and improve the neighborhood intersection. It is expected to last six to eight weeks, during which the intersection will be completely closed.
Graduating class and CSPD leadership
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 10:33am
Twenty-seven weeks ago, 13 women and 47 men began their journey to becoming police officers with the Colorado Springs Police Department. The rigorous six months of training was all worth it when they earned their badge.
new pedestrian bridge across creek. Creek banks lined with concrete
Monday, January 27, 2020 - 2:33pm
We are wrapping up work at the south end of Rock Ledge Ranch as part of our long-term efforts to protect the Garden of the Gods Park and downstream communities from flooding. Stabilizing the channel that runs through the Ranch was necessary to protect the Rock Ledge Chapel and Chamber Street,... Read more
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 9:22am
It may be tempting to get rid of kitchen grease by dumping it down your kitchen sink or in a storm drain outside your home, but doing so can cause big problems.
Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 1:24pm
Work to repair a sinkhole that opened up in July at the Chapel Hills Mall is now complete. A city-owned stormwater pipe that runs under the mall was damaged after a large rain storm, causing the large sinkhole. The Stormwater Enterprise replaced a longer section of the deteriorating pipe to prevent... Read more
turkey fryer and surrounding area engulfed in large flames
Monday, November 25, 2019 - 10:55am
Did you know that Thanksgiving is the leading day of the year for home cooking fires? Safety in the kitchen is important, especially on Thanksgiving when there is a lot of activity and people at home. The Colorado Springs Fire Department wants you to know that although turkey fryers are popular,... Read more
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.