Capturing debris before it enters the stormwater system helps maintain a healthy stormwater system and helps prevent pollution from impacting our waterways. And that’s exactly what these innovative Gutter Bins do as they capture about 30 pounds of trash and debris a month that would have entered... Read more
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.