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Stormwater Management Utility

Council changes stormwater service charge

City Council approved an increase in the stormwater utility service charge that all Lakewood property owners pay each year so that flooding problems in the city can be fixed faster. The charge will be $3.70 a month for single-family homeowners, and the charge for other property owners will increase proportionally. The increase will go into effect in 2016, and the City Council also approved increasing the charge each year after that based on inflation. The increase comes after the City Council had a communitywide discussion for several months with residents about the issue. 


View examples of the stormwater utility charges taking effect in 2016

Street Flooding

Flooding along Lakewood Gulch in Summer 2013


View April 13 public hearing at City Council





Additional Information

Current Stormwater Utility Information

Stormwater Management Utility Annual Report

Stormwater service charge payment information

Rates and Charges

Stormwater Quality 

REPORT SPILLS OR ILLEGAL DUMPING into stormwater drainage system

  • Email, or call 303-987-7111



  • Call 303-987-7950


Other Helpful Links  

Flood Insurance  

Flood Plain Management Ordinance

Storm Drainage Criteria Manual - "The Blue Book"

Urban Drainage & Flood Control District

Urban Storm Drainage Criteria Manual

Call before you dig - Utility Notification Center of Colorado


Contact Information:

Public Works Department
Civic Center North Building
480 S. Allison Pkwy.
Lakewood, CO 80226
Direct: 303-987-7500

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