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
A section of Sinton Trail that's been closed since January due to storm damage is now fenced off to prevent people from accessing the damaged portion of the trail. Since the trail was originally closed, it was discovered that a significant portion of the creek and embankment will need to be... 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.
Recent improvements to Cottonwood Creek Trail, which runs parallel to Cottonwood Creek, have created a direct route stretching from the Wolf Ranch neighborhood, located east of Powers Boulevard, to downtown Colorado Springs via the Santa Fe Regional Trail and Pikes Peak Greenway.
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
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.
Your stormwater fee dollars are working to reduce flooding locally and to improve water quality for downstream communities. Five detention ponds are at various phases of construction around Colorado Springs. These detention ponds are dry most of the time, but will capture water from storm events... Read more