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A drainage swale is an engineered drainage feature, which the builder creates for the purpose of protecting the structure. View an illustration of a swale (PDF) and Section 8 of our TESC Manual for additional information.
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Section 8 of the Temporary Erosion and Sediment Control Manual (TESC) provides information on residential drainage regulations for all residential lot construction. Refer to Section 8.4 for minimum drainage requirements for finished grade.
The Town requires landscaping to be installed within six months after occupancy. This includes both front and back yard landscaping.
The Town contracts with Vector Disease Control for mosquito control. To submit a mosquito annoyance complaint or request information on the Town's mosquito control program, please contact Vector at 877-276-4306 or email Colorado@vdci.net.
Refer to our brochure for troubleshooting facts and suggestions to address excessive water, ice and algae growth concerns. To inquire about our chase drain program, please call the Stormwater Hotline, 720-733-2235. Excessive Water brochure.
Generally, maintenance responsibility of open space lies with the property owner. If you have more questions or would like to request maintenance of Town-owned open space, please contact 720-733-2235. Please note that open spaces in the Town are naturally steep and erosive. It is expected that some degree of erosion and drainage will result from these natural spaces. You may refer to Section 6 of the TESC Manual for guidelines on acceptable natural vegetative cover on construction project.
Recognize potential illegal discharges! Only stormwater is allowed down the drain. When considering what may go down the "gutter," remember it is anything you would be comfortable drinking or swimming in. Report accidental and illegal dumping into the storm drainage system to the Stormwater Hotline, 720-733-2235. Call 911 immediately if you suspect hazardous or life-threatening substances. For a list of allowable discharges, refer to the Town Municipal Code Chapter 4.03.080 in the link below.