All the villages, towns, cities and several special districts in Arapahoe County, as well as the County itself, are responsible State Permit holders and work with businesses and the public to reduce the pollution that may make it into the local creeks. Pollution can come from litter, excess fertilizer use and pet waste left behind. When it rains, all this pollution washes into a storm drain and flows directly to the local creeks. Storm drains do not take runoff to a treatment plant. To promote best practices to keep water clean your local governments have banded together to create a cooperative group called SPLASH, or...
Stormwater Permitteesfor Local Awareness of Stream Health.
SPLASH Sponsored Stormwater Radio Ads!
Radio Ads featuring messages on stormwater and protecting our local waters are currently running on KJAC and KUNC and began bein g broadcast August 2020. Locally, you can tune in to KJAC 105.5 FM Radio - "The Colorado Sound" and catch one of our radio ads!
SPLASH Sponsored High Line Canal Independent Clean-up Toolkits
Interested in getting out and helping clean-up our waterways? Contact High Line Canal Conservancy staff to inquire about their new program that lets you and your friends and family choose your own location on the canal, date and time to have a small group clean-up.
This straw encouraging residents to "think about your drink" is located in Geneva Lake in Littleton, Colorado
H2Only means that only rain water should enter the storm drains
What is H2Only?
The H2Only message is a call to action: To ensure that we can continue to use the water in our lakes and streams for drinking, recreation, and other uses, only rain water should enter the storm drains. H2Only was developed by the Barr Milton Watershed Association for the Denver metropolian area. SPLASH (Stormwater Permittees for Local Awareness of Stream Health) is a group of local water professionals that has adopted the H2Only message in an effort to protect and enhance the water quality in South Metro Denver.
Permittees: Southeast Metro Stormwater Authority (SEMSWA) including Centennial, Inverness WSD, and East Cherry Creek Valley WSD, Arapahoe County Water and Wastewater Authority (ACWWA); Arapahoe County; Englewood; Littleton; Glendale; Greenwood Village; Cherry Hills Village; Columbine Valley; E-470 Authority; Goldsmith Metro District; Cherry Creek State Park and Colorado Department of Transportation.
SPLASH, 7437 S. Fairplay Street, Centennial, CO 80112