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Flood Protection, Drainage Basin Planning and Stormwater Quality

Fort Collins Utilities Stormwater Department:

Learn more about water, sewer and stormwater infrastructure improvement projects taking place in 2017.

Learn about the City's Stormwater Quality Permit. The City's stormwater drainage system connects directly to the Poudre River. Protecting stormwater quality keeps our waterways healthy and preserves wildlife habitat.

Projects are financed through monthly residential and business stormwater rates.

Learn more about stormwater development guidelines for residential and commercial, plant investment fees or locating underground utilities.

Find out how to prevent pollutants from entering the City's storm sewer system during outdoor festivals and events (PDF 466KB).

Read the power washing guide (PDF 1.9MB) to find out how to handle the wastewater.

Click 'Account Login' above to access online bill pay.

Follow the Flood: We Remember 1997

Commemoration and Education Event
Join us to commemorate the 20 year anniversary of the Spring Creek flood.

  • Remembrance Ceremony July 28, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Creekside Park
    1817 S. College Ave.
  • Flood Education Day July 29, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Spring Park
    2100 Mathews St.

The Poudre River bike trail is a planned overflow area for the river during high run-off season.

Tip #218

Complete a building tune-up (retro-commissioning) to ensure existing systems perform as designed.

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