What is the difference between public and private drainage systems?
Public drainage systems are located within public drainage easements or street rights-of-way. Public drainage systems are the City’s maintenance responsibility if the street is a City street (not a state highway). Public drainage systems located within state highways such as Sheridan Blvd., Wadsworth Blvd., Kipling St., and Ward Road are maintained by the Colorado Department of Transportation. Private drainage systems are located on private property and may or may not be located within private drainage easements. Private drainage systems are required to be maintained by the property owner(s).

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1. What is stormwater runoff?
2. What is the purpose of the Stormwater Quality and Control Chapter of the City of Wheat Ridge Code of Laws?
3. What is the difference between public and private drainage systems?
4. What should I do with the roof drains from my single family dwelling?
5. My neighbor has done some work on his lot and now I’m getting more runoff. What can I do?
6. My driveway culvert has become clogged and no longer drains properly. Will the City come out and clean out my culvert?
7. There is new construction behind my lot and I’m having drainage problems due to the construction. Is there anything the City can do to make the developer drain his development away from me?
8. Is the City responsible for ensuring proper drainage on my lot?
9. What is the right way to place the hose from your sump pump?