BoCo Alert System

Level 1 Fire Restrictions in effect for western Boulder County (more). See flyer and map for details.

Stormwater Management

Stormwater Management

Boulder County Public Health Water Quality Program participates in the Keep it Clean Partnership, a regional stormwater program, which was formed in 2003 to share, coordinate, and develop resources to reduce stormwater pollution from entering our streams and lakes from residential, commercial, and municipal activities as well as meet the requirements of Colorado Discharge Permit System (CDPS) stormwater permitting program.

You can help by:

  • Cleaning up after your pet.
  • Washing your vehicle at a commercial car wash that treats or recycles its wastewater, or wash your car on your yard so the water soaks into the ground.
  • Repairing automotive leaks and disposing of used auto fluids.
  • Using pesticides and fertilizers sparingly, or not at all.
  • Monitoring your lawn watering requirements and don’t over water.
  • Preventing construction site debris and sediment from washing into streams and drains
  • Hosting a speaker’s event.
  • Coordinating a stream team.
  • Sending nothing to the storm drain but rain!
  • Remembering To Keep It Clean ‘cause we’re all Downstream
  • Sharing and enjoying a video of H2O Jo taking a ride through the storm drain.

Please contact the Stormwater Program Manager at 303-441-1564 if you would like to review the program descriptions or visit the for more information on stormwater protection.

Illicit Discharge Ordinance

By county ordinance, it is a crime to place any foreign substance whether solid or liquid into any body of water or watercourse.

Keep It Clean Partnership (KICP)

Water quality professionals in Boulder County are examining new approaches to watershed planning and management.

EPA Stormwater Program

Technical and regulatory information about the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Stormwater Program.

EPA’s Stormwater Phase II Menu of Best Management Practices (BMPs)

The menu is intended to provide guidance to regulated small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s) as to the types of practices they could use to develop and implement their stormwater management programs.

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Water Quality Program

Main: 303-441-1564
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