Pikes Peak Stormwater Task Force
The Pikes Peak Stormwater Task Force was established in August 2012 to assess stormwater project needs and identify an efficient, long-term solution.
What is stormwater?
Stormwater runoff is generated when rain and snowmelt flows over land or impervious surfaces and does not percolate into the ground.
As the runoff flows over the land or impervious surfaces (paved streets, parking lots, and rooftops), it accumulates debris, chemicals, sediment, oil, fertilizers, pesticides, soil, trash and animal waste that can adversely affect water quality if the runoff is discharged untreated into local waterways.
Managing stormwater runoff can prevent flooding and erosion; protect lives, homes and businesses from flood damage; protect wildlife habitat; and improve water quality.