About CSC

The Colorado Stormwater Council (CSC) is an organization for local governments who own a storm drainage system and are required to have a municipal permit (National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) for the discharge from those systems to state waters. In the State of Colorado, the Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment (CDPHE) is responsible for regulating the discharge of stormwater by issuing discharge permits through the Colorado Discharge Permit System.

The CSC acts as a forum for municipalities and municipal permit holders which

  • Enables exchange of technical information regarding stormwater regulations and compliance with permits.
  • Serves as a voice for its members during regulatory procedures, meetings and hearings.
  • Educates members on all aspects of stormwater: legislation, permitting, technology, resources, program management, and more.
  • Aids in the development and implementation of stormwater programs at local and regional levels.

Achievements

CSC provides representation of 79 local governments and organizations in the State regulatory processes, working closely with the Water Quality Control Division to streamline permit renewal processes, providing experienced and innovative solutions for incorporation into draft permits, and collaborating in the production of stormwater related education and outreach materials.

Other accomplishments include:

  • Winner of the 2007 Public Works Program Award for Environmental Design/Maintenance/Operations
  • Winner of the 2019 National Association of Flood & Stormwater Management Agencies (NAFSMA) Award for Water Quality Communications

Committees and Chairpersons

  • Education and Outreach - Jerry Cordova, City of Colorado Springs
  • Permit Compliance - Rebecca Wertz, City of Thornton
  • Construction - Jacob Moyer, City of Westminster
  • Legislative - Pam Acre, City of Northglenn
  • Non-Standards - Forrest Dykstra, Highlands Ranch Metro District
  • Technical Resource Advisory - Jeremiah Unger, CDOT
  • Operations and Maintenance - Christina Jan, City of Greeley

Leadership

  • Chair - Pat O'Connell, Jefferson County
  • Vice Chair - Wendi Knutsen, City of Colorado Springs
  • Secretary - Lyndsay Holbrook, Weld County
  • Treasurer - Carrie Gudorf, Mesa County

Request More Info

Contact us at admin@colorado-stormwater-council.org.

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Annual Reports

2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017

Upcoming Events

Septic Smart Week

- All Day
CSC supports SepticSmart Week because septic tanks and leach field may impact water quality if they are not properly maintained. Fecal bacteria in our lakes and river can get us sick!  

Septic Smart Week

- All Day
CSC supports SepticSmart Week because septic tanks and leach field may impact water quality if they are not properly maintained. Fecal bacteria in our lakes and river can get us sick!  

Septic Smart Week

- All Day
CSC supports SepticSmart Week because septic tanks and leach field may impact water quality if they are not properly maintained. Fecal bacteria in our lakes and river can get us sick!  

National Clean Up Day

- All Day
National Clean Up Day is celebrated annually in the United States on the third Saturday of September. It promotes both organized and individual cleanup events and volunteering to keep the outdoors clean.

World Rivers Day

- All Day
World Rivers Day is a celebration of the world's waterways. It highlights the many values of rivers and strives to increase public awareness and encourages the improved stewardship of rivers around the world.

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