Storm Water Assistance Programs

As part of our commitment to meeting the needs of our region through effective storm water management, SD1 has developed various cost-share and technical assistance programs to provide regional storm water services in partnership with our partner cities and counties (Co-Permittees). 

Each fiscal year, SD1 will allocate a specified amount to fund these programs, depending on existing priorities at the District. SD1 will consider the total number of anticipated applications and the benefits these projects provide as factors in determining the annual budget for each program.

The programs outlined below are available only to Co-Permittees and are applicable to different types of storm water projects. To apply for any of the programs listed below, complete the Storm Water Assistance Application in the "Quick Links" above. All projects must receive approval prior to commencement.

Public Cost-Share Program

This program is for new storm water infrastructure that addresses drainage issues:

  1. associated with a dedicated and accepted right-of-way;
  2. impacting a right-of-way; or 
  3. caused by or related to public infrastructure drainage.

The projects under this program shall strive to meet all regulations governing development, including Q-critical, and provide a level of service to the maximum extent practicable based upon existing conditions, spatial limitations and costs.

SD1 reserves the right to reject an application if there are significant downstream impacts from the new storm water infrastructure without any planned mitigation. 

Upon satisfactory completion of the project, SD1 assumes ownership of the new infrastructure and reimburses the Co-Permittee a percentage of the project cost - currently 50 percent. 

View the Public Cost-Share Program Policy
Learn more with our Public Cost-Share Program FAQs.

Public Culvert Cost-Share Program

This program is for public culverts owned and maintained by Co-Permittees that are associated with a dedicated right-of-way in the storm water service area and are in need of capital improvement such as repair or replacement. The program does not apply to maintenance-related activities.

Upon satisfactory completion of the culvert project, ownership and maintenance responsibility remains with the Co-Permittee and SD1 reimburses the Co-Permittee a percentage of the project cost - currently 50 percent.

View the Public Culvert Cost-Share Program policy.
Learn more with our Public Culvert Cost-Share Program FAQs.

Technical Assistance Program

Through this program, SD1 provides engineering and planning-level assistance (i.e. concept-level studies) to Co-Permittees when communities need help identifying problems and/or potential solutions to storm-water-related issues. This is not for detailed construction design, but merely for identifying planning-level solutions when a simple improvement or other solution is not apparent.

Learn more with our Technical Assistance Program FAQs.

SD1 also has a program aimed at assisting Co-Permittees in situations where addressing private property drainage issues may be in the public interest. Not all projects will be eligible for the program, and requests for more information should be made to a Co-Permittee city or county.

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