Stormwater Management Utility
Every property in Lakewood regardless of location contributes to storm runoff from roofs, driveways, parking lots and other hard surfaces.
Runoff must be managed to reduce the following actions:
All Lakewood property owners pay an annual service charge to the city’s Stormwater Management Utility to maintain, repair and improve the stormwater drainage system – what residents often think as the storm sewer. The utility also works to identify and eliminate sources of pollution entering the drainage system.
The regional Mile High Flood District rehabilitates some stormwater drainage locations within Lakewood. The district created the short video below about a recently completed project in Lakewood, featuring one of the neighboring property owners.
New rates for 2021
A new rate will be reflected on the annual bills for the service charge beginning in 2021.
Single-family homeowners: $49.92 per year
Commercial property owners: Get an estimate of your 2021 annual bill by calling 303-987-7615.
The rate will be increased based on inflation each year.
Current Stormwater Utility Information
Stormwater Management Utility Annual Report(PDF, 11MB)
Stormwater service charge payment information
Rates and Charges
REPORT SPILLS OR ILLEGAL DUMPING into stormwater drainage system
The Public Works Maintenance Division maintains most storm drains, pipes, culverts and ditches throughout Lakewood. This maintenance includes routine cleaning and repairs. In most cases, property owners are responsible for maintaining storm systems and drainage items on private property.
For assistance with maintenance or to report a blockage please call 303-987-7955 or visit Request Lakewood.
Emergency Assistance After Hours
For after-hours emergencies, call 303-980-7300.
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