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Water Service Line Inventory Survey


On your May 2024 water bill, there's a web link connecting you to the Water Service Line Inventory Survey. 

We'd appreciate your help in completing this to maintain the quality of our water system for CDPHE. See our FAQ below for more information! Thanks for your help!


What is this survey?

The City of Florence is asking residents to assist with maintaining the high quality of our water system by completing this survey on water line types. This water service line inventory is part of a nationwide initiative from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) being administrated in Colorado by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE).

How long will the survey take to complete?

The survey should not take longer than five (5) minutes to complete. Please note you may have to enter your crawl space or find the location where your water service line enters your home from the outside in order to complete the survey. More information on this process is included in the survey link.

Why do we need your help?

CDPHE is requiring cities across Colorado to complete their lead service line inventories by October of 2024. As this survey focuses on the service lines between the meter and the home, asking residents to complete these surveys and self-report their water service line types potentially prevents residents from needing to allow the City to gain access to their homes to gather this required information.

How will the information be used?

After the survey is complete, CDPHE will require cities to develop a lead service line replacement plan based on survey results. No details of this plan are available at this time, as all aspects of the plan, including if it is even necessary to develop, will be based solely upon survey results.

Does the City participating in this survey mean there are dangerous levels of lead in my drinking water?

Not at all. The City of Florence does not produce corrosive water and has had no issues with lead contamination. CDPHE requires regular sampling for lead and copper, and Florence always produces samples that are significantly below the levels permitted by CDPHE regulations, including non-detectable levels of lead and copper in many samples. As stated above, this is part of a nationwide initiative from the EPA being administrated in Colorado by the CDPHE, and is not a reflection of any testing results or other concerns. If you have additional questions, please contact

Paper copies of the survey are available at City Hall, or click below to complete the survey virtually.

Water Service Line Inventory Survey

Press Release


April 29, 2024 

Update to the shooting incident that occurred in Florence on April 19, 2024. During the course of the investigation, Florence Police officers obtained video footage of the incident. The footage and investigation was handed over to a Florence Police detective, who was able to secure a no bond arrest warrant that was issued on April 25, 2024 for Justin Michael Smith (32), (a resident out of Englewood, Colorado) for the following charges: First degree assault, two counts of Menacing, Reckless endangerment and Unlawfully carrying a concealed weapon. Justin was attending a local wedding reception here in Florence on the night of April 19, 2024. The suspect shot the victim, (who is a Florence resident), in the leg after the victim was rummaging through a nearby dumpster. The victim was not breaking in to cars as the suspect originally told Florence Police officers on scene. The Englewood Police Department was contacted, and made aware of the arrest warrant. At no point, was this incident ever an “Officer Involved Shooting” (OIS). 

S. V. Humphrey 

Chief of Police Florence Police Department 

(719) 784-3411 option (0) 

600 W 3rd St. Florence, Co 81226

Press Release

Zika Virus


Zika and West Nile are transmitted primarily through mosquito bites. To combat those issues and continue to fight the bite, the City of Florence will be spraying and distributing mosquito biscuits to eliminate the larva and adult mosquitoes. We will be spraying Kontrol 4-4, which has a very low odor and is very low at staining if any. This chemical is dispersed at a rate of 5.5 ounces per minute. With the truck driving between 5-7 miles per hour and a 5mph wind the chemical can drift over a 300 feet area. This spraying has been extremely reliable in the past years. Mosquitoes do not become immune to the spray as they only have a 7-day life span.

If we can all work together by following these simple steps, we will also minimize the chances of being bit by mosquitoes:

  1. Protect yourself and family by using the repellent with deet in it.
  2. Limit the time outdoors in the evening and early morning hours.
  3. Changing your outdoor lighting from bright white to a dull yellow should keep the attraction to a minimum.
  4. Dispose of any stagnant water on your property; i.e. tires, buckets, puddles, and swimming pools.

Public Works will begin spraying and putting out biscuits starting in the middle of April and continue running until the middle of September. If 5.5 ounces of the Kontrol 4-4 is not sufficient, we can go up to 8 ounces per minute. That is as far as we can go according to the rules and regulations but also not limited to one time a week. Schedule will be as follows for 2024:

April 19, 26

May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

June 7, 14, 21, 28

July 5, 12, 19, 26

August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

September 6, 13, 20


Public Notice: City of Florence Committee Vacancies


The City of Florence is soliciting letters of interest from citizens who may be interested in filling a committee vacancy. To be eligible for appointment, you must be at least 18 years of age and a resident of the corporate limits of Florence. Term lengths will be discussed upon appointment. The vacancy will stay open until filled.

Cemetery Committee (1)

Board of Zoning Adjustment (1)

Tree Board (2)

Letters of interest should be submitted to the Mayor of the City of Florence, 600 West 3rd Street, Florence, CO 81226, or by email to

Code Enforcement: Did you know?


In addition to their yards, the cleanliness and weed maintenance of the parkings after alleyway and the tree lawn (space between the sidewalk and curb in the front/side yard) is the responsibility of the homeowner. Please keep these areas clean and clear of weeds, leaves, trash, and debris.

Code Enforcement

Sidewalks must remain clear of obstruction, including but not limited to snow, ice, mud, dirt, trash, stone, coal, firewood, boxes, barrels, crates, tables, and vehicles. The occupant of the adjacent property is responsible to maintain these areas.

There are restrictions on where property owners may place sheds or accessory structures on their property. Please contact the Planning Department if you are unsure whether you are following the setback requirements for your zone district.

There are a maximum of three (3) dogs allowed on each property in the City of Florence, and each dog must be licensed. See our Dog License page for more information.

Short-term rentals are permitted uses only in three zone districts in the City of Florence, and City Businesses Licenses are required. . Click here for more information from the Florence Municipal Code. Those zone districts are the Central Business (CB), General Commercial (C), and by special use approval in the Central Historic Business zone districts (CHB).