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Fort Collins Utilities is an equal opportunity residential and commercial utility service provider. We do not discriminate in the terms, conditions or provision of services based on race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin.


Fort Collins Utilities es una empresa proveedora de servicios públicos residenciales y comerciales con igualdad de oportunidad. No discriminamos en los términos, las condiciones o la provisión de servicios en base a raza, color, religión, sexo, discapacidad, estatus familiar o nacionalidad de origen.

Stormwater


Rates pay for construction and maintenance of our stormwater system, which helps protect residents and businesses during storms and floods. All developed properties within city limits pay stormwater rates, based on:

  1. Lot Size - lot area in square feet, plus the customer's share of open space in the development, if applicable
  2. Base Rate - $0.0041454
  3. Rate Factor - based on the percentage of impervious area (surfaces that do not absorb water) such as buildings, parking lots and concrete
Rate Factor Percent of
Impervious Area
Rate Factor Category
(based on land use)
.25 0 - .30 Very Light
.4 .31 - .50 Light
.6 .51 - .70 Moderate
.8 .71 - .90 Heavy*
.95 .91-1.00 Very Heavy
Effective on or after Jan. 1, 2004 (no changes in 2014).
*typical for commercial

Estimated Monthly Rate Formula:
Monthly Rate = Lot Size x $0.0041454 x Rate Factor