Storm Water


Caring for Our Water System

Simple household activities can have a negative impact on Colorado's water quality such as:

  • Improperly disposing of motor oil
  • Leaving pet waste on the ground
  • Overusing lawn and garden products

Rain, snow melt, and over watering move these household-generated pollutants to rivers, lakes, and streams and this polluted runoff can have a major impact on water quality. While activities in and around our individual homes may contribute only small amounts of pollutants, they all add up to larger pollution problems in our watersheds. 

Education & Outreach Programs

  • The City of Pueblo, with partners City of Canon City, Pueblo County, Pueblo West and the City-County Health Department coordinate the yearly Stormwater Regional 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 information to Engineers, Utility Companies, Contractors and Builders within the Fountain Creek Watershed and Arkansas Valley River Basin.  
    For more information, call the City Stormwater Utility at (719) 553-2899.

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