To report spills or illegal dumping into storm drains call
efforts to protect water quality in our streams and rivers.
much do you know about Stormwater Pollution?
stormwater runoff and its effect on water quality.
Chlorine Kills Vegetation
Bear Creek Watershed
Colorado Non-Point Source Program
Colorado State University Stormwater Center
Colorado Stormwater Council
The City of
Lakewood, along with other local governments along the Front Range, protects
the quality of its water. Under the National Pollution Discharge Elimination
Systems (NPDES) permitting program, the City is required to identify and
eliminate the sources of pollution that enter the storm sewer system and
discharge to the waterways.
When it rains, contaminants
like litter, animal waste, automobile fluids, fertilizers and pesticides make
their way into storm drains and pollute nearby streams, creeks, rivers and
lakes. Stormwater pollution can create health risks for children, kill aquatic
life and contribute to neighborhood flooding. By controlling what enters
neighborhood storm drains, we can reduce the pollutants entering gulches,
creeks and rivers.