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Conservation Mural on Display at Old Town Library June 17
A mural painted by Earth Day Fort Collins 2016 participants in partnership with the Fort Collins Utilities Education Team... Read More
Fort Collins Featured by two National Organizations for Exceptional Flood Management Practices June 15
The City of Fort Collins’ Floodplain Management Program recently was highlighted as a case study by the American Water... Read More
Fort Collins Utilities Advances Community Rating System to Class 2 Recognition June 8
Fort Collins Utilities achieved a Class 2 rating under the Community Rating System (CRS) program administered by the... Read More
Donate Online to Help Keep Utility Services On for Residents in Need June 2
Beginning in June, there is a new, easier way to donate to Fort Collins Utilities' Payment Assistance Fund. As an added... Read More
Rainwater Collection Soon Will Be Legal in Colorado for Most Homeowners June 1
Gov. John Hickenlooper recently signed legislation allowing rainwater collection in Colorado. This measure will take... Read More
  • Conservation Mural on Display at Old Town Library
    Release date: Jun-17-2016

    A mural painted by Earth Day Fort Collins 2016 participants in partnership with the Fort Collins Utilities Education Team was recently placed on display in the second floor reading area of the Old Town Library, located at 201 Peterson St. Titled Watts, Wind and Water: Community Celebrating Conservation, the mural was painted on April 22 at Civic Center Park and celebrates the local water and energy resources available in Fort Collins. The base artwork was provided by local artists, Dillon Sprague and Lua Frontczak. For more information, email hadams@fcgov.com, call 970-221-6823 or V/TDD 711.

  • Fort Collins Featured by two National Organizations for Exceptional Flood Management Practices
    Release date: Jun-15-2016

    The City of Fort Collins’ Floodplain Management Program recently was highlighted as a case study by the American Water Resources Association (AWRA). The AWRA white paper provides an analysis of proactive flood mitigation strategies nationwide, as well as specific lessons learned in design and implementation after previous damaging events. The City’s multi-faceted approach to open space preservation, flood warning systems, stream restoration and flood mitigation funding, serves as an example for other rapidly-growing urban areas that want to avoid recurring flood events. For a copy of the report, visit http://www.awra.org/document_request.cgi?docname=impact&utm_source=May+2016+Connections&utm_campaign=2016+May+Connections&utm_medium=email. The City also was recognized in the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region VIII Loss Avoidance study. The findings emphasize how drainage improvements directly reduce flooding and demonstrate how the Community Rating System (CRS) is an effective flood management program. Fort Collins recently achieved a CRS Class 2 rating, making it one of only five communities in the nation to receive a Class 2 rating or higher. After the 2013 Colorado floods, FEMA investigated and compared the effectiveness and direct savings of flood mitigation efforts, like higher regulatory standards, open space and public outreach. For a copy of the full report, visit http://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1429759760513-f96124536d2c3ccc07b3db4a4f8c35b5/FEMA_CO_RegulatoryLAS.pdf. Both of these national organizations reiterate how important it is to implement a flood warning system and pre-disaster mitigation strategies to reduce damages and losses, as have been done in Fort Collins. The City also serves as a model for other municipalities to adopt and enforce higher standards than the minimum National Flood Insurance Program requirements.   For more information on floodplain management in Fort Collins, visit http://www.fcgov.com/flooding , email mhilmesrobinson@fcgov.com, call 970-224-6036 or V/TDD 711. 

  • Fort Collins Utilities Advances Community Rating System to Class 2 Recognition
    Release date: Jun-08-2016

    Fort Collins Utilities achieved a Class 2 rating under the Community Rating System (CRS) program administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Utilities’ commitment to this voluntary program places Fort Collins as one of only five communities in the nation to receive a Class 2 rating or higher, as well as the only community recognized in FEMA Region VIII. The CRS incentive program encourages floodplain management efforts that exceed the minimum requirements of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). The Class 2 designation allows residents and businesses to receive up to a 40 percent discount on flood insurance premiums for properties located in a FEMA-mapped floodplain. Details are available at http://www.fcgov.com/flood-insurance. Fort Collins residents receive one of the lowest flood insurance rates in the country, and the entire community benefits from reduced impacts during flood events, such as the September 2013 flood on the Poudre River. Implemented in 1990, approximately 1,350 communities participate in the CRS nationwide.    The CRS recognizes:   public outreach floodplain mapping higher regulatory standards open space preservation drainage system maintenance watershed master planning hazard mitigation planning flood warning and response   In honor of this accomplishment, the FEMA regional administrator will formally recognize and present a plaque at the June 21 City Council meeting. For more information on stormwater visit http://www.fcgov.com/utilities/what-we-do/stormwater , email mhilmesrobinson@fcgov.com, call 970-224-6036 or V/TDD 711.

  • Donate Online to Help Keep Utility Services On for Residents in Need
    Release date: Jun-02-2016

    Beginning in June, there is a new, easier way to donate to Fort Collins Utilities' Payment Assistance Fund. As an added convenience, donations now may be made online at http://fcgov.com/paf.

  • Rainwater Collection Soon Will Be Legal in Colorado for Most Homeowners
    Release date: Jun-01-2016

    Gov. John Hickenlooper recently signed legislation allowing rainwater collection in Colorado. This measure will take effect on Aug. 10.

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