Streets and Drainage Department

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It is the responsibility of the Town of Berthoud Street Department to provide periodic maintenance on the streets, pavement markings and traffic control. With a staff of three, the department seals cracks, patches potholes, paints pavement markings, and replaces street signs. The Department is also responsible for street sweeping and snow maintenance.

The Street Department also routinely assists with "Special Events" and projects as needed.

Department responsibilities include:

  • Repair and maintenance of streets

  • Repair and maintenance of curbs, gutters and sidewalks

  • Repair and maintenance of traffic signs and pavement markings

  • Repair and maintenance of town owned street lighting

  • Special event support

  • Snow plowing and removal

  • Street sweeping

  • Drainage maintenance

The Division is also responsible for maintaining the storm drainage system and managing programs to reduce the level of pollution reaching our streams and waterways.  This includes implementing locally adopted programs as well as meeting state and federal standards.

 

Storm Water Compliance Program

Water in our storm drains flows untreated into our waterways. The purpose of the storm water program is to prevent urban pollutants from reaching our rivers and streams.

In March, 2003, the Town of Berthoud adopted a Storm water Quality Management Plan in compliance with the Phase 2 requirements of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) regulation. The goal of the Plan is to protect storm water quality by controlling and/or eliminating pollutant discharges into storm water sewer systems.

The regulation requires Berthoud to administer a group of programs to assure water quality is maintained. It also requires any individual or entity, planning construction activities that involve disturbance of one acre or greater, to design and implement erosion control and water quality measures into such activities and obtain a storm water permit from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE).

 

What a Resident Can Do To Protect Water Quality

Cleaning up after your pet.

Washing your vehicle at a commercial car wash that treats or recycles its wastewater, or wash your car on your yard so the water soaks into the ground.

Repairing automotive leaks and legally dispose of used auto fluids.

Use pesticides and fertilizers sparingly, or not at all.

Monitor your lawn watering requirements and don't over water.

Sending nothing to the storm drain but rain!

For more information on storm water requirements:

www.co.larimer.co.us/engineering/stormwater.htm 

https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/categories/services-and-information/environment/water-quality

 

2016 Projects

The Streets division has a schedule for street paving for the next few years.  Please enter a service request, if you want to know more detail.

In 2016 a project will begin to replace most of the street lighting in Berthoud to modern lower maintenance LED lighting.

The Streets division will be testing a new compound for pot hole repair that is expected to increase the effectiveness of the repair at a lower cost.

 

North I-25 Express Lanes Project

Follow progress on the I-25 construction project between Johnstown and Fort Collins on CDOT's website.