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Tip #225

Replace electric or gas foodservice equipment with ENERGY STAR® qualified models (rebates available).

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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.

Safety


The 1997 Spring Creek Flood was the worst disaster in Fort Collins.

  • Rain gauge at Shields Street and Dry Creek

Fort Collins is vulnerable to river and stream flooding, flash floods and urban street flooding.

Flooding along rivers is a natural and inevitable element of nature. Some floods occur seasonally when spring rains and melting snow fill river basins too quickly.

Most flash floods are caused by slow-moving thunderstorms or thunderstorms repeatedly moving over the same area.

Urban street flooding occurs when land is converted to roads or parking lots and loses its ability to absorb rainfall. Urbanization increases runoff two to six times over what would occur on natural terrain and can cause streets to become swift-moving rivers during rainfall.

To increase safety, the Fort Collins Utilities Flood Warning System provides information and emergency services. The Office of Emergency Management describes flood risk and preparation.


  • 1997 high water mark at Creekside Park along Spring Creek

Flood-Related Videos