Stormwater is rain or snowmelt that falls on impervious surfaces such as streets, parking areas, rooftops and other developed land and is not absorbed into the ground. As the stormwater flows over driveways, lawns and sidewalks, it picks up debris, chemicals and other pollutants. The stormwater either flows directly into nearby bodies of water or is conveyed through the drainage systems to get there. Storm drains are not part of the waste sewer system, so water in storm drains is not treated before entering streams, rivers or lakes. By managing stormwater, communities are better able to protect our environment, reduce flooding, support healthier streams and rivers, and create healthier, more sustainable communities.
The Phase II Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permit issued to Pueblo West Metropolitan District (District) by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), Water Quality Control Division (Division). The Division requires a document that defines how the District complies with the permit. In compliance with the permit, the District drafted a new Program Description Document (PDD) and is making it available for public review and comment. The PDD presents the MS4 permit requirements and the District’s approach to compliance with those requirements. The PDD is available for review at the Pueblo West Metropolitan District Engineering Division of Public Works during office hours Monday – Thursday, 6:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Friday 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at 356 S. McCulloch Blvd., Ste. 101, Pueblo West, CO. If you have any questions please call 719/547-9801.