The Pueblo West Metropolitan District Engineering Division monitors and mitigates stormwater, which is rain or snowmelt that falls on developed surfaces like streets, sidewalks and structures and is not absorbed into the ground. The Pueblo West Stormwater Program, governed by a permit issued by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), helps control flooding by the management of stormwater drainage systems.
What is Stormwater?
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 Pueblo West 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.
Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4)
The Pueblo West Metropolitan District has been issued a Phase II Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permit by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Water Quality Control Division. 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.