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 and then release it back into our waterways slowly to reduce flooding. These projects are funded through multiple sources, including grants and the new stormwater fee.
- Sierra Madre in southwest downtown
- Rangewood near Rangewood Drive and Dublin Blvd
- Pine Creek near Briargate Pkwy and Chapel Hills Drive
- Rustic Hills near Constitution Ave and Murray Blvd
- Scarborough near Powers Blvd and Scarborough Drive
Colorado Springs resident Randy Boaz was curious about what was happening in his neighborhoodA geographic sub-area within the city that contains but is not limited to residential land uses. The extent of a neighborhood is variable and may be defined by tradition, organizational boundaries, period of building and development, or subdivision patterns. Neighborhood boundaries may include such features as major streets or other physical elements. and produced this video to share exactly how these ponds work to address our growing water quality needs in Colorado Springs.