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Colorado Springs, CO 80903
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City of Colorado Springs / Stormwater / Operations and Maintenance of Permanent BMPs

Operations and Maintenance of Permanent BMPs

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Program for Ensuring Operations and Maintenance of Private and Public Stormwater Best Management Practices (BMPs)

Since 2002, the City has required BMPs for new construction or redevelopment in order to treat stormwater runoff from the site and required maintenance of the BMPs. In 2008, a requirement for inspections was added to ensure the BMPs are working properly and being properly maintained. The program is currently an addendum to the City's Drainage Criteria Manual, Volume 2.

The program requires the owner of a new development with a permanent BMP to enter into a Maintenance Agreement (MA) with the City of Colorado Springs ensuring the owner will inspect and maintain their BMP. The MA binds the owner and all future owners in perpetuity to maintain their BMP and gives the City the authority to maintain the BMP if the owner fails to at the owner expense.


The owner is also responsible for submitting an annual inspection and copies of all inspection and maintenance forms by May 31st of each year to the City of Colorado Springs.


Upcoming Class: There will be classes in fall of 2014.


The IM plan consists of the following documents:


Statement of Authority Document

Title Sheet - Stormwater Best Management Practices Inspection and Maintenance Plan
Appendix A - Description of Stormwater Facility and Inspection and Maintenance Procedure
Appendix B - BMP Facility SOPs (for each type of facility)
Appendix C - Inspection Form for each facility
Appendix D - Maintenance Form for each type of facility
Appendix E - Annual Inspection and Maintenance Reporting Form
Appendix F -
Erosion and Stormwater Quality Control Plan/As-Builts (include as-builts once available)

Appendix G - BMP Maintenance Cost Estimates

Appendix H - PE Certification (once certification available).


All documents can be downloaded by clicking on the appropriate link for the type of BMP being proposed below.


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Instructions for Preparing the IM Plan for the O&M Program: 

IM Plan revised 10/22/13. Please see instructions for new requirements below.










  • NEW Requirement added. Revised 10/22/13 Instruction for Preparing the IM Plan for the O&M Program. "Click Here"

    All documents are included in each BMP link below:

    Note: If proposed BMP is not listed, owner must create their own SOP, Inspection, and Maintenance forms.


    As of August 2010, the Maintenance Agreement Worksheet will replace the Maintenance Agreement Template. Please continue to use Maintenance Agreement Template for reference.

    PE Certification Checklist Guides


     For archived reference materials, contact Joel Mackey at 719-385-5097