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Environmental Concerns
Illegal Discharges

Glendale has an ordinance prohibiting the discharge of pollutants into the storm drain system. Glendale staff is trained to identify and report illegal discharges. Residents can also help by reporting any suspicious substances entering a storm drain to Public Works Director Josh Bertrand at 303-639-4500.

Illegal Discharges Include:

  • Any substances that have a "funny" color or odor
  • Fertilizers and pesticides
  • Gasoline
  • Grass clippings and leaves
  • Paint
  • Used motor oil
  • Wash water from carpet cleaners

Allowable Non-Storm Water Discharges Include:

  • Emergency fire fighting activites
  • Individual residential car washing
  • Lawn watering
  • Municipal water line flushing

Stormwater Pollutants

Glendale staff is trained to identify and control stormwater pollution from municipal activities. Glendale has developed a program for Management of Municipal Stormwater, which guides Glendale staff in conducting their daily duties while preventing stormwater pollution.

For more information on Glendale's stormwater program or to report an illegal discharge or stormwater pollution from a construction site, please contact Josh Bertrand at 303-639-4500.

Helpful Links: 
Cherry Creek Stewardship Partners
Colorado Stormwater Council
State Stormwater Permit Information
US EPA Stormwater Information