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Tip #243

Bluegrass lawns generally require 1" or more of water per week, depending on the weather.

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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.

Flood Protection, Drainage Basin Planning and Stormwater Quality

Spring Creek

Fort Collins Utilities Stormwater Department:

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.

Public Feedback

Fort Collins Utilities would like your input on the Stormwater Master Plan update. Please help us by providing feedback: email Utilities.


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