As part of the Town of Vail’s effort to restore the declining insect levels in Gore Creek, the town has hired SGM of Glenwood Springs to map and database all storm sewer infrastructure and drainage basin information. SGM, a multidisciplinary engineering, surveying and consulting firm was selected during a competitive bid process. Data collected from the project will assist town staff in tracking pollutant loading, updating maintenance activities and identifying gaps in water quality protection.
SGM field teams will be conducting on-the-ground survey work along Gore Creek and its tributaries beginning this week and continuing through the summer during typical work hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The goal of the project is to develop a complete, spatially accurate, informative and cost effective GIS-based inventory database of stormwater infrastructure within the town boundaries. The town’s existing infrastructure inventory was completed in 2007 and includes approximately 70 percent of the municipally-owned drainage system.
The completed spatial database will serve as the foundation for the development of comprehensive infrastructure maintenance schedules and an asset management program that will ultimately improve the efficiency of cleaning the system, which will reduce pollution. For questions, contact Kristen Bertuglia, environmental sustainability manager, 970-477-3455, email@example.com.