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Clean Sweep: Hazardous Household Waste Disposal Event

El Paso County is hosting this event.

Items accepted at the event include automotive products (motor oil limit is ten gallons per vehicle), batteries, household chemicals, lawn and garden products, paint and paint products, and electronics including any size televisions and monitors (limit is three (3) total TVs and or monitors any size).

Storm Drain Work to Close Portion of East Jackson Street Beginning Monday

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo – East Jackson Street from northbound Weber Street to Wahsatch Avenue will close beginning 7 a.m. Monday through noon Aug. 2 to replace a storm drain. Detours will be in place using East Fontanero Street. Access across East Jackson Street on southbound Weber will remain open.

For the safety and expediency of construction and the safety of the traveling public, the City of Colorado Springs ask motorists to pay close attention to posted speed limits and signs throughout the project area. All construction activities are weather and resource dependent.

Please help clear curbs & gutters to avoid flooding risk

Excessive debris created by the recent windstorm has the potential to strain storm drains across the city. While street sweepers continue to clear, debris that is too heavy for the sweepers to collect is being piled for later pickup by city crews. Unswept debris has the potential to flow into vital drainage systems, creating blockages that could cause flooding during the next rain or snow storm.

10 Days of #COS: #9 Stormwater

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -  Several significant stormwater related capital projects are underway to improve the city’s stormwater infrastructure and resources and to protect downstream communities thanks to a joint commitment by the City of Colorado Springs and Colorado Springs Utilities (CSU) to fund stormwater infrastructure and programs through an Inter-Governmental Agreement (IGA) with Pueblo County. On April 28, the City and CSU committed to spending $460 million over the next 20 years on stormwater programming and infrastructure.  The IGA describes the City’s responsibilities for the provision of stormwater services within the City’s jurisdiction and under the MS4 permit issued under the federal Clean Water Act and its state counterpart. 

Stormwater Project Reduces Flooding Near 25th St & King St

Work is complete on a new detention pond at 25th and King Street on the west side of Colorado Springs. The existing detention pond was retrofit as a full spectrum pond to better attenuate flows downstream, reducing localized flooding, and improve water quality during large storm events. Full spectrum detention ponds release the water over a long period of time which allows for sediment to stay in the pond while cleaner water returns to our waterways.  

Creek Week

What a great turnout for the 2017 Creek Week cleanup event! 

Summary

Twenty-three organizations, 81 groups and 2,592 citizens removed 30 tons of litter and debris! The value of this community service is estimated to be $156,385! 

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