Review submitted construction and public improvement documents, studies, and plans for compliance with county and state standards

Review drainage reports and plans that address storm water runoff quantity and quality, including water quality structures and floodplain issues

Review grading and erosion control plans that address best management practices (BMP’s)

Review and approve construction cost estimates for collateral sufficiency

Refer to adopted criteria, approved plans, and permits to ensure overall project compliance regarding grading and erosion control, common improvements, private improvements, and public improvements

Provide quality assurance inspection, especially for collateralized projects, preparing BoCC requests for collateral releases and acceptance of public improvements as applicable

Maintain compliance with appropriate permits

El Paso County Stormwater Seeks Public Input

El Paso County is seeking public comment on its new Program Description Document required by Phase II Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permit.

The MS4 Program Description Document (PDF) is available for public review and comment until November 18, and is here:

EPC MS4 Program Desription Document (Public Notice Draft)

The Phase II Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permit issued to El Paso County by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), Water Quality Control Division (Division) requires the document that defines how the County complies with the permit.

“In compliance with our permit, El Paso County drafted a new Program Description Document and is making it available for public review and comment,” said John Chavez, El Paso County Stormwater Quality Coordinator. “The new Program Description Document presents the MS4 permit requirements and County’s approach to compliance with those requirements.”

If you have any questions or would like to comment on the document, please contact John B. Chavez, El Paso County Stormwater Quality Coordinator at 719-520-6826, or