The mission of the Stormwater Utility Division is to provide services necessary to improve the quality of the stormwater in the City's streams and creeks, provide maintenance of the City's drainage facilities, install new infrastructure to reduce flooding problems, and ensure development practices meet all required provisions of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)Phase II Program.
Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4)
The Phase II Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permit issued to the City of Pueblo by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), Water Quality Control Division (Division) requires a document that defines how the City complies with the permit. In compliance with the permit, Pueblo drafted a new Program Description Document (PDD) and is making it available for public review and comment. The PDD presents the MS4 permit requirements and City's approach to compliance with those requirements."
The City Stormwater Utility aims to educate the general public on important run-off issues with information. Watch Fact or Fiction on the City’s local television station Comcast Channel 17, see local billboards, hear public service announcements on local radio stations and offered personal one-on-one interaction with local commercial industries and residents in the City. The annual Discovering Water in Pueblo Fest is held in May on the CSU-Pueblo campus, presentations are delivered to community groups, and an annual education seminar is offered to the engineering and construction sector.
The Environmental Coordinator Program at the Pueblo City-County Health Department delivers one hour presentations to area K-12th grade school classrooms on surface water pollution prevention. The presentation for groups of 25 or less includes a short video, an interactive tabletop model demonstration and handouts. For information and scheduling, call the Health Dept. (719) 583-4309 or Email.
The City of Pueblo, with its partners City of Canon City, Pueblo County, Pueblo West Metro District and the City-County Health Department coordinate the yearly Regional Stormwater Educational Seminar in February. This course offers several different discussions concerning Best Management Practices, Engineering design and details, along with other concerns of the stormwater community. It provides continuing training and information to engineers, utility companies, contractors and builders within the Fountain Creek Watershed and Arkansas Valley River Basin.
To report a spill or incident in or near a drain inlet,
call City Stormwater Hotline at (719) 553-2899.