Aurora Public Schools has developed a Stormwater Management Program intended to reduce pollution entering the local waterways. As stormwater flows over driveways, lawns, and sidewalks, it picks up debris, chemicals, sediment, and other pollutants. Stormwater can flow into a storm sewer system or directly into a lake, stream, river, wetland, or coastal water. Anything that enters a storm sewer system is discharged untreated into the water bodies we use for swimming, fishing, and drinking water. Polluted runoff is the nation's greatest threat to clean water.

Stormwater Flows

If you witness illegal dumping on school grounds, please contact the Environmental Compliance Branch immediately at 303-367-3000 x28682 or after-hours call security at 303-367-3060.

Below is a list of illicit (illegal) discharges:

  • Hosing off spills to exterior surfaces

  • Laundry wastewater

  • Floor cleaning wastewater (mop bucket water, carpet shampooer water, rinse water)

  • Cleaning products

  • Classroom chemicals

  • Hazardous materials

  • Garbage

  • Liquid leaking from dumpsters

Allowed discharges to storm drains are limited to:

  • Landscape irrigation

  • Lawn watering

  • Foundation drains

  • Air conditioning condensation

  • Water from crawl space pumps

Help keep our water clean by following these guidelines:

  • Dispose of household chemical waste, used auto fluids (antifreeze, oil, etc), and batteries at designated or recycling locations.

  • Do not dump chemicals or trash in storm drains.

  • Use a commercial car wash or wash your car on a lawn or other unpaved surface.

  • Sweep up yard debris rather than hosing down areas. Compost or recycle yard waste.

  • Clean paint brushes in a sink, not outside.

  • Clean up after your pet and dispose of properly.

  • Repair auto leaks.