Colorado SpringsEnvironmentNews

Complaints about runoff ignored, inspector testifies in stormwater lawsuit

Author: Conrad Swanson, The Gazette - September 14, 2018 - Updated: September 14, 2018

Warned by Colorado Springs residents that construction sites were “oozing” water, which flowed 24 hours a day “like the Mississippi River,” a city inspector responded that it wasn’t the city’s responsibility.

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Erin Prater is Colorado Politics' digital editor. She is a multimedia journalist with 15 years of experience writing, editing and designing for newspapers, magazines, websites and publishing houses. Her previous positions include military reporter at The Gazette, general assignment reporter at The Huerfano County (Colo.) World, copy editor at David C. Cook publishing house and adjunct mass communication instructor at Pueblo Community College. Her bylines include The New York Times Upfront, The Argus Leader (Sioux Falls, S.D.), Military Spouse magazine and Omaha Magazine (Omaha, Neb.). Her syndicated bylines include The Denver Post,, and wire services.