From the Montrose Daily Press (Kati O’Hare and Dick Kamp):
The city of Montrose is cracking down on violations of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Stormwater Discharge Permit after the state found the city’s current enforcement “inadequate.” “The state came out and inspected subdivisions … they said we better start enforcing. They were not pleased,” said Jennifer Powell, the city’s environmental compliance technician. Powell said that Montrose is Colorado’s third worst urbanized area for stormwater permit violations. Since 2007, the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment’s Water Quality Control Division has issued civil penalties exceeding $150,000 to local developers.