The Fort Collins City Council has adopted this version of the Fort Collins Stormwater Criteria Manual by Ordinance No. 159, 2018.
Individual Chapters and Appendices
- Cover Page, Contents & Preface
- Chapter 1: Drainage Principles & Policies
- Chapter 2: Development Process Submittal Requirements
- Chapter 3: During & Post-Construction Requirements
- Chapter 4: Construction Control Measures
- Chapter 5: Hydrology Standards
- Chapter 6: Detention
- Chapter 7: Water Quality
- Chapter 8: Grading
- Chapter 9: Streets, Inlets & Conveyance
- Chapter 10: References
- Appendix A: Development Submittal Checklists
- Appendix B: Landscape Design Standards and Guidelines for Stormwater & Detention Facilities
- Appendix C: LID Implementation Manual
- Appendix D: Construction Control Measures - Guidance
- Appendix E: Construction Control Measures – Fact Sheets
- Appendix F: Construction Control Measures – Standard Notes
For previous versions of the stormwater criteria, please contact Utilities at firstname.lastname@example.org or 970-221-6700.
Low Impact Development (LID)#
In February of 2013, City Council adopted the LID policy and criteria in Ordinance 152, 2012. This Ordinance was later updated in January 2016 with Ordinance 007, 2016 to provide additional flexibility in the implementation of the LID Policy.
The LID Implementation Manual has been adopted as part of the Stormwater Criteria Manual and is attached as Appendix C: LID Implementation Manual.
View construction details for commonly used LID systems by clicking the button below and opening the "Stormwater" folder. Commonly used details are D-53, D-53A, D-54, and D-55.
Did You Know?
Water that goes down storm drains is not treated before it goes back to the Poudre. You can help protect our waterways for future generations.
Opening windows on summer evenings brings in cool outdoor air.
When it rains and as snow melts, runoff carries pollutants such as oil, antifreeze and gas down storm drains, contaminating our rivers, streams and lakes. Don't drip and drive.