Stormwater Management Utility

Service Charge Increase?

City Council is considering increasing the stormwater utility service charge that all Lakewood property owners pay annually so that flooding problems in the city can be fixed faster. It would take decades with current funding to complete improvements to Lakewood’s stormwater system to reduce flooding and damage to homes, businesses, roads and other facilities. 

City Council is considering two options: increasing the charge to $3.70 or to $6.24 a month for single-family homeowners. The rates paid for other types of property would increase proportionally to the single-family homeowner rate. City Council also is considering the option of future annual service charge adjustments based on inflation and perhaps advising that a future City Council consider reducing the charge after additional improvements are completed. 

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Next Step . . .


  • Public Hearing and Regular City Council Meeting, Tuesday, April 13, 7 p.m.
  • City Council Chambers, 480 S. Allison Parkway


City Council will take public comment at the meeting as it considers passing a resolution to modify the service charge.

Share Your Thoughts

You have several ways to tell us your thoughts about increasing the service charge for a faster fix on stormwater projects:

  • Submit your comments and photos online by clicking on the button below
  • Contact your City Council members directly
  • Attend and speak at the April 13 City Council Meeting/Public Hearing
  • Call 303-987-7941


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Street Flooding

Flooding along Lakewood Gulch in Summer 2013





Details to consider for a faster stormwater fix

Current Stormwater Utility Information

Stormwater service charge payment information

Rates and Charges

Stormwater Quality 

REPORT SPILLS OR ILLEGAL DUMPING into stormwater drainage system

  • Email, or call 303-987-7111



  • Call 303-987-7950


Other Helpful Links  

Flood Insurance  

Flood Plain Management Ordinance

Storm Drainage Criteria Manual - "The Blue Book"

Urban Drainage & Flood Control District

Urban Storm Drainage Criteria Manual

Call before you dig - Utility Notification Center of Colorado


Contact Information:

Public Works Department
Civic Center North Building
480 S. Allison Pkwy.
Lakewood, CO 80226
Direct: 303-987-7500

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