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Stormwater Programs

CDOT has several different programs in place to make sure the amount of pollutants being discharged is reduced.

As part of the permit that allows discharges from the roadway storm drain system, CDOT has several different programs in place to make sure the amount of pollutants being discharged is reduced:

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Construction sites program. CDOT assures the adequate design, implementation, and maintenance of temporary best management practices (BMPs) at its construction sites. Click here for more information on CDOT's construction sites program.

New development and redevelopment program. CDOT ensures that permanent BMPs are installed at appropriate construction site to reduce the discharge of pollutants into stormwater after construction is complete. This program also provides for maintenance of the BMPs.

Illicit discharges program. CDOT detects and removes illegal discharges to their storm drain system . Click here for more information on CDOT's illegal discharge detection and elimination program.

Industrial facilities program. CDOT requires all facilities that discharge stormwater into CDOT's storm drain system to obtain a specific authorization. The program prioritizes education to promote minimization of pollutants in the stormwater that the facilities are contributing to the system. Click here (Informational Brochure) for more information on CDOT's Utilities and CDOT's Access Permitting Programs. CDOT also provides an Environmental Clearances Information Summary for permittees.

Public education and involvement program. CDOT conducts a variety of outreach activities for employees and the public. Outreach activities include brochures, fact sheets, posters, newsletters, workshops, conferences, and this web site.

Pollution prevention and good housekeeping program. CDOT prioritizes minimization of pollutants in stormwater by developing runoff control plans for maintenance facilities, requiring the proper application of herbicides, pesticides, and fertilizers, maintaining permanent BMPs, and operating public streets, roads, highways, and parking lots to promote both safety and stormwater quality protection.

Wet weather monitoring program. CDOT assesses wet weather impacts from highways and the performance of best management practices used to control stormwater discharges.

MS4 Program Area Maps (These files are large and will take several minutes to download.)

Contact Information

Rick Willard, 303-757-9343
Richard.Willard@state.co.us
Water Quality Unit Work Leader

Bob McDade (303) 757-9127
Robert.McDade@state.co.us
Water Quality Specialist

Tripp Minges, 303-757-9788
Tripp.Minges@state.co.us
Water Quality Specialist

Amber Law, 303-757-9814
Amber.Law@state.co.us
Water Quality Specialist

Jean Cordova, 303-692-3570
Jean.Cordova@state.co.us
CDPHE Liason

Rozellynn Hall, 303-757-9975
Rozellynn.Hall@state.co.us
Hydrologic Resources Specialist

Kimberley Richardson, 303-757-9497
Kimberley.Richardson@state.co.us
Water Quality Administrative Assistant

Illegal Discharge

To report an illegal discharge, please call 303-512-4H2O

An illegal discharge, often called an illicit discharge, is a discharge to CDOT's storm drain system that could cause pollution. Common pollutants include oil and grease, fertilizers and pesticides, grass clippings and leaves, and any substances that have a "funny" smell or color. Click here for more information.