INDUSTRY ALERTS

City of Colorado Springs Stormwater Criteria Updates

The Colorado Springs Stormwater Enterprise has finalized the Stormwater Construction Manual (SCM). Implementation was December 1, 2020. The Stormwater Construction Manual is a consolidation of the 2014 DCM, ECM, and Insurance Reference Guide.

  1. Introduction
  2. Grading and Erosion Control Permitting Basics
  3. Design Phase Requirements
  4. Construction Phase Requirements
  5. Native Vegetation Requirements and Guidelines
  6. Inspection and Enforcement
  7. Permit Closeout
    1. Grading and Erosion Control Plan Checklist
    2. CSWMP Checklist
    3. Standard GEC Plan Notes
    4. GEC Plan / CSWMP Signature Blocks
    5. Construction Control Measure Details
The City of Colorado Springs Stormwater Enterprise reviews and approves documents related to stormwater design and construction. Examples of the types of documents the Stormwater Enterprise reviews are included below:
  • Drainage Report
  • Drainage Letter
  • Drainage Memo
  • Master Development Drainage Plan
  • GEC Plan
  • CSWMP
  • Channel Design Plan
  • Permanent Control Measure Plan
  • Drainage Plan/Profile
Documents are reviewed electronically using the City of Colorado Springs Stormwater Enterprise / Traffic / EDR Electronic Review System. Review fees are charged for all projects requiring stormwater review. Please reference the stormwater review fees website. Project specific questions related to submittals required should be directed to the project Review Engineer.