Underground nets intercepted 19,000 pounds of trash and debris from entering local waterways in Colorado Springs.

According to ColoradoSprings.Gov, two giant stormwater nets that sit underground in covered cement containers near North Academy and Woodmen Road were filled with over 19,000 pounds of trash and other debris. The nets are emptied and rinsed out once a year.

Detention ponds that are used to reduce neighborhood flooding also filter out dirt, trash, and debris from local waterways in the city.

Currently, the City’s Public Works Operations and Maintenance Division inspects and maintains 26 underground stormwater filtering systems.

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