What is the size of the Stormwater Utility Service Area?

The Stormwater Utility Service Area encompasses all properties within the Cañon City limits. The Stormwater Utility currently provides public drainage services for about 12.45 square miles. This service area is subject to change as the City annexes areas.

Within the service area, the City is responsible for maintaining:

  • Approximately 22.9 miles of storm sewer pipeline
  • Approximately 99.5 miles of paved roads (which are considered part of our drainage system)
  • 43 permanent stormwater facilities (such as detention basins and water quality vaults)
  • 436 culverts 
  • 704 storm inlets

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1. What is stormwater?
2. Why is it important to manage stormwater?
3. What services does the Stormwater Program provide?
4. What is the Stormwater Utility?
5. How much is the Stormwater Utility Fee?
6. What is Impervious Surface?
7. Who is assessed a stormwater utility fee?
8. What is the billing cycle?
9. Where is the Stormwater Utility Fee on my bill?
10. I believe the amount of impervious surface listed on my bill is incorrect. What can I do?
11. Why has the square footage of impervious area changed on my bill?
12. Is there a way to reduce my stormwater fee?
13. Why does my neighbor/friend pay more/less than I do?
14. No runoff from stormwater drains off my property; why do I have to pay?
15. Will using rain barrels to capture roof runoff reduce my Stormwater Utility Fee?
16. What is the size of the Stormwater Utility Service Area?
17. How much does the stormwater utility fee collect per year?
18. Is the stormwater utility fee tax deductible?
19. Who fixes clogged storm drains?
20. How are other communities addressing stormwater issues?
21. How can I learn more?
22. How is my impervious surface calculated?
23. How is a stormwater utility fee different from a tax?