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Stormwater Engineering Office: 
2525 West 1st Street 
Loveland, CO 80537 
Illicit Discharge (970) 962-2761
Fax: (970) 962-2908

Did you know that you can prevent water pollution?

All water that flows into a stormdrain inlet discharges into a local waterway untreated. Pollution prevention starts in the home. You can make a difference by picking up dog waste after your dog and applying fertilizer to you lawn sparingly. Collecting leaves and putting them in your yard cart or taking them to the Recycle Center will keep them out of the storm drains and help prevent street flooding. Washing your car at the carwash or on the lawn will prevent soapy, dirty water from flowing into the street and eventually into the storm drain.

You can prevent water pollution and you can help keep our streams and rivers clean!

Residents
Volunteer
Property Management

MS4 Permit

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has designated the City of Loveland a Phase II Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Community. As such, the City of Loveland is required to apply for a Stormwater General Permit. Under this Permit, the City of Loveland is required to implement programs, which are designed to reduce the amount of pollutants entering streams, lakes, and rivers as a result of runoff from residential, commercial and industrial areas. Because the EPA delegated the permitting to the State of Colorado, Loveland’s Permit Application and any associated reporting is submitted to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), Water Quality Control Division.

As an operator of a Phase II Regulated Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4), the City of Loveland is required by the State of Colorado to submit a general permit to discharge Stormwater and to implement the programs listed for each of the following six stormwater management programs or minimum control measures.

  1. Public Education & Outreach On Stormwater Impacts 
  2. Public Participation/Involvement
  3. Illicit Discharge Detection & Elimination
  4. Construction Site Stormwater Runoff Control
  5. Post-Construction Stormwater Management
  6. Pollution Prevention/Good Housekeeping for Municipal Operations

A Program Description Document (PDD) is available to the public for review and comment, please contact stormwater@cityofloveland.org to obtain a copy.

Stormwater Utility Fee

All residents of Loveland benefit equally from the services provided by the Stormwater Utility Fee.  Fee categories are divided into residential, commercial, industrial, and institutional properties.  All fees collected are placed into one fund; the majority of the fund is utilized for Capital Improvement Projects throughout the City, the balance is used to cover operation, maintenance and administration of the utility.  Residents of Loveland benefit equally from services provided by the Stormwater Utility.

Rates are as follows:  Effective January 1, 2019

DESCRIPTION MONTHLY FEE
Residential:

less than 4,000 sq. ft.

$7.81

4000-5999 sq. ft.

$9.74

6000-7999 sq. ft.

$14.06

8000-9999 sq. ft.

$17.60

10,000 sq. ft and over

$19.53

Institutional (per acre)

$42.01

Commercial (per acre)

$106.67

Industrial (per acre)

$89.20

 

Adjustments to monthly fee:

A non-residential customer may request an adjustment to the regular fee by one of the following methods in order to allow for less impervious surface than the average for the class of use (Method A) or for on-site detention facilities (Method B). The two methods are not cumulative, and only the method resulting in the lower fee shall be used.

Method A: The fee shall be one-half of the regular fee, plus one-half of the regular fee multiplied by the percent of the impervious area multiplied by the class factor. The Commercial class factor is 1.11, the Industrial class factor is 1.174, and the Institutional class factor is 2.49.

Method B: The fee shall be one-half of the regular fee, plus one-half of the regular fee multiplied by the ratio of the stormwater runoff rate calculated to result after construction of the detention facilities to the stormwater runoff rate which would occur in the absence of detention facilities.

The fees imposed herein shall be billed in arrears.

Inspection of Storm Drainage Improvements:

DESCRIPTION FEE

Single Family Unit

$150.00

Duplex Unit

$50.00

Multi-Family Unit

$25.00

All other Buildings

$150.00

Plus $50 per acre for lots over two (2) acres, per acre

$50.00

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