The Stormwater Division ensures the stormwater systems are properly planned, constructed, and maintained within the Town of Windsor. It provides overall stormwater management to prevent flooding, and protect water quality for the Town of Windsor residents and recreational areas. The Stormwater Division also works with the Colorado Mosquito Control.
Stormwater is water from precipitation that flows across the ground and
pavement from rain, snow or ice melt, as well as from sprinklers, and
irrigation systems. The water seeps into the ground or drains into storm
sewers. These are the drains located on street corners and low points
on the sides of your streets.
Clean Water is Important To Everyone!
Clean water is extremely important for our health and economy. Clean
water provides recreation, commercial opportunities, fish and wildlife
habitats, drinking water, and adds beauty to landscapes.
Factories and industrial sites were once major contributors to polluted water entering our nation’s waterways. Now, more than 60% of water pollution comes from everyday activities around homes and businesses.
Oil leaking from cars and trucks, fertilizer and pesticides that run
off of lawns and parks, and pet waste that is not picked up can all add
to the deterioration of water quality.
Everyone can do
something, even though it may seem small, to help improve the quality of
runoff water. These all add up to a pollution solution! We all benefit
from having clean water and we must all do our part to assure our lakes,
rivers, and waterways contain the cleanest water possible.
The Town of Windsor Stormwater Division has begun an education program
to stress the importance of storm water quality. Personnel from the
town's storm water division are available to make presentations to
community groups, school class rooms, church groups and anyone
interested in helping to improve the quality of storm water that enters
our local bodies of water. Please contact the Town of Windsor Public
Works Dept. at (970) 674-5400 for more details.