Stormwater Division

Municipal Operations

Municipal Operations and Maintenance
The City of Cañon City is required, through its Stormwater Discharge Permit from the State, to reduce the amount and type of pollution that can affect stormwater runoff quality generated by its municipal operations and from municipally-owned or operated property.  The City strives to reduce and prevent stormwater pollution by means of good housekeeping procedures.  These include training employees on the Operations and Maintenance manual, street sweeping, proper material storage and handling, spill prevention and the maintenance, repair or replacement of stormwater infrastructure.  An annual inspection is conducted on all municipal-owned or operated facilities such as detention basins, drainage channels, buildings, parks,  properties and other stormwater structural BMPs.  Reports indicating areas that need maintenance or have the potential to impact stormwater runoff are given to the appropriate departments. Follow-up inspections are done to ensure that maintenance has been completed.

The Storm Sewer System
One of the City’s responsibilities is the maintenance, repair, replacement and construction of stormwater facilities that comprise its storm sewer system.  The storm sewer system is a network of storm inlets, pipes, channels, ditches, detention basins and other structures that transport and/or temporarily retain stormwater which is eventually discharged into the Arkansas River.  The primary function of a storm sewer system is flood control, but certain structures within the system can also play a role in improving stormwater runoff quality.  The chart below shows the types of infrastructure the City maintains.

Infrastructure Type

Estimated Quantity

 

Number

Linear Feet

Miles

Drainage Channels (not including irrigation channels and laterals)

54

75,703

14.34

Detention Basins

26

NA

NA

Other BMPs

15

NA

NA

Storm Inlets

690

NA

NA

Storm Outfalls (where storm sewer empties to river, creek or drainage; not including irrigation return, footing/foundation drains and groundwater drains.)

151

NA

NA

Manholes

161

NA

NA

Culverts

427

23,850

 4.52

Pipe

 904

 117,540

  22.26


Drainage Studies/Plans:

Abbey Drainage Basin Planning Study

FourMile Creek Drainage Basin Planning Study
Hogback Detention Master Plan

LOMAR Request NE Cañon Orchard Detention Basin

NE Cañon Drainage Basin Planning Study
NE Cañon Drainage Basin Planning Study Technical Addendum

North Sand Creek Drainage Basin Planning
Orchard Avenue Drainage Basin Planning Study

Orchard Avenue Technical Addendum

South Sand Creek Drainage Basin Planning

South Sand Creek Technical Addendum