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Master Plans

These documents drive the planning and development of Public Works' projects and priorities. New plans are adopted after rigorous study and review and are periodically updated to reflect the changing conditions in the City and County of Denver.


Solid Waste Management

Managing Solid Waste in the Mile High City — 2010
Executive Summary (PDF - 1MB)
Master Plan Research and Analysis (PDF - 3.2MB)
Master Plan Appendices (PDF - 4.8MB)

Wastewater Management

Sanitary Sewer Master Plan (PDF) — 2009

Storm Drainage Master Plan — 2014
2014 Storm Drainage Master Plan 11x17 Report (PDF - 53 MB)

Ultra-Urban Green Infrastructure Guidelines — 2016

Archived Plans

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SMART Denver

The annual strategic action plan for the Department of Public Works outlines the critical goals, strategies and actions that will help us continually make progress toward enhancing quality of life in Denver, focusing on Sustainability, Mobility, Attractiveness, Resiliency and Transparency.