SPLASH members work together to provide educational outreach, opportunities for public participation, and staff training to increase awareness of each person's role in protecting water quality. SPLASH is an acronym for "Stormwater Permittee for Local Awareness of Stream Health".
SPLASH entities participate in a wide variety of education efforts, and in outreach events and activities individually and as a group each year to help them meet state stormwater permit requirements. Several SPLASH entities are located in the Cherry Creek watershed, and have additional requirements for stormwater controls to meet the standard for phosphorous and the cholorphyl-a goal established for the Cherry Creek Reservoir, located at Cherry Creek State Park. Events and education in this watershed are coordinated as well, with the assistance of the Cherry Creek Stewardship Partners.
SPLASH members meet bi-monthly/six times a year to coordinate efforts. SPLASH meetings are usually held the third Wednesday every other month, starting in January. The meetings are held at the Southeast Metro Stormwater Authority (SEMSWA) building. Please contact the Environmental Specialist at SEMSWA 303) 858-8844 for more information.
A Memorandum of Understanding Cooperation Agreement (MOU), signed by SPLASH members outlines an understanding between governmental and quasi-governmental entities within Arapahoe County to coordinate on water quality activities associated with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, where each of the governmental entities has its own CDPS permit and is responsible for the implementation of their own permit requirements. SPLASH prepares an Annual Report for members detailing the years activities to help meet some of the permit requirements. SPLASH was formed in 2004.
To learn more about the members of SPLASH, please visit our Members Page.
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