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
Call for Artists! The 2017 Stormwater Education Art Project (SEAP) is announced. See the details by following the Stormwater Utility link at the top of the page. Deadline for submissions is June 9, 2017, 4:00pm to the Pueblo Arts Alliance.
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 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 here in the City. The annual Discovering Water in Pueblo Fest in May, special events at local schools, and an annual education seminar 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 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 Hotline at (719) 553-2899 or visit City of Pueblo-Stormwater Utility Division online.