About the Partners
The communities of Boulder, Boulder County, Erie, Lafayette, Longmont, Louisville and Superior are all working together on one of the most important environmental issues of our time, the prevention of stormwater pollution. You can help in this important mission.
Keep It Clean Partnership
The Keep It Clean Partners are a group of communities located along the Colorado Front Range dedicated to protecting water quality and reducing stormwater pollution.
Why is this important? Because, as stated by the EPA, stormwater pollution is the #1 source of water pollution in the country. It is so important that the EPA has developed national standards for regulating stormwater that flows over communities in urbanized areas. Stormwater pollution–it’s a big deal! Maintaining clean water is critical to both our health and the health of our ecosystems.
The partnership communities of Boulder, Boulder County, Erie, Lafayette, Longmont, Louisville, and Superior are mandated by the EPA (under the Clean Water Act) to address stormwater pollution issues. And by joining together, the partners have combined resources dedicated to protecting our most precious natural resource.
The Keep It Clean Plan
The Keep It Clean Partnership has developed programs to meet requirements established by the EPA regarding stormwater regulations. These regulations require our communities to help maintain water quality and stream health.
In the State of Colorado, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s Water Quality Control Division is responsible for regulating the discharge of stormwater by issuing discharge permits through the Colorado Discharge Permit System.
Education & Outreach
Provides stormwater education to the following groups:
Provides outreach programs. Check out the following ways:
Construction Site Stormwater Runoff
Reduces stormwater pollution from construction activity.
Post-construction Stormwater Management
Requires permanent stormwater quality improvement facilities.
Municipal Pollution Prevention
Reduces pollutants from municipal operations. PACE conducts site visits.