Sewer/Storm Drainage Payments

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Utility payments for 2019 are closed

Any unpaid balances over $25 ($75 for Denver County) have been sent to the county for collection via property taxes. The county treasurer will enforce any delinquent amount by placing a lien on the property and a special assessment in the amount of the balance due plus a county imposed collection fee of 10 percent (10%) of the balance will be added to the property taxes.

After October 15, the city does not accept payments for the current year. The county treasurer must be contacted after January 1 the following year for payment.


For questions regarding Littleton sewer bills, storm drainage bills, credit card payments, and residency regarding utility bills, use one of the following contacts for the Littleton Finance Department:


2019 payment due date

Full payment was due to the City of Littleton by Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 5 p.m.

If full payment is not received within five (5) calendar days of the due date above, payment will be considered delinquent and a 15-percent delinquent penalty will be assessed to the remaining balance. A past-due bill will be mailed in late August.

Delinquent amounts were due by Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 5 p.m. Payments received after that date will be returned.

Any remaining balance over $25 will be sent to the county treasurer for collection. The county will add a 10-percent collection fee and the total will be added to your property taxes along with a lien placed on the property. The total amount must be paid to the county before the lien can be released from the property.

Rates for properties inside city limits

A single-family residence will be assessed $266.30 per year for sewage treatment and maintenance of city sewer lines. There are a small number of residences in the city limits that are also within a sanitation district. Since the city does not maintain these sewer mains, the sewage treatment fee from the city is $202.11. Additional charges may be assessed by the sanitation district for maintenance.

Storm drainage rates are applicable only to properties located inside the city limits.

Storm Drainage Fees (Annual)
  Single family detached structures Multiple family residential structures, commercial, industrial, public properties, churches and schools
Developed $34.09/lot or property $283.96/developed acre of impervious surface and
$70.99/acre for grassed landscape or cultivated surfaces
Subdivided, undeveloped $8.52/undeveloped lot $70.99/undeveloped lot
Un-subdivided, undeveloped vacant and undisturbed $7.11/acre of vacant residential property $7.11/vacant acre

A multi-family residence will be assessed $226.33 per dwelling unit for sewage treatment and maintenance of city sewer lines. Multi-family residences in the city and within one of the sanitation districts will have a sewage treatment fee of $171.78 per unit. Additional charges may be assessed by the sanitation district for maintenance.

A commercial or industrial user will be assessed $4.88 per thousand gallons of wastewater with a minimum charge of $109.71.

Rates for properties outside city limits

Littleton provides wastewater treatment services to most city residents and to residents of eight sanitation districts in the southwest metropolitan area. Properties within these districts are assessed sewer treatment charges only.

A single-family residence will be assessed $242.52 per year for sewage treatment. Sewer lines are maintained by the sanitation district in which the property is located and that district may bill for maintenance, or may have a property tax assessment.

A multi-family residence will pay $206.13 per dwelling unit.

A commercial or industrial user will be assessed $2.66 per thousand gallons of wastewater with a minimum charge of $131.63.

How the money is spent

Sewage, or wastewater, is a combination of liquid and solid wastes from residences, commercial buildings, industrial plants and institutions. The city is responsible for regulating the collection of wastewater, as well as its treatment. The sewer service charge is used to pay for the costs associated with this responsibility. The 2019 sewer service charges are used for:

Replacement Cost 36%
Maintenance Cost 8%
Operating Cost 56%
TOTAL   100%

Sewer/storm drainage facts

  • The city maintains 128 miles of sanitary sewer lines.
  • The South Platte Water Renewal Partners (SPWRP) wastewater treatment plant, co-owned by the cities of Littleton and Englewood, is the third largest in Colorado.
  • The plant opened in 1977; prior to that, both cities operated small, inefficient and costly wastewater treatment facilities.
  • The largest size sewer pipe is 66" in diameter; big enough for a person to walk through.
  • The oldest operating sewer line, located in downtown Littleton, is more than 100 years old.
  • The SPWRP processes more than 22 million gallons of sewage every day.
  • There are eight sewer districts in the Littleton service area that contribute flows to the sewer plant. The Englewood service area has 12 districts. The service area for both cities exceeds 75 square miles.
  • Sewage sludge, or bio-solids, is collected at the plant and taken to a farm in eastern Colorado. This material is used as a soil amendment. The cities own more than 10,000 acres of farmland for recycling bio-solids.