Directorate of Public Works programs and services are listed alphabetically and include a quick reference phone number for customers
The DPW is located in building 1219, 1626 Evans Street, between Specker Avenue and Wetzel Street near the intersection of Ellis Street. DPW programs operating out of a different location are listed by building number and street name.
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Above Ground Storage Tanks (AST), Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., 526-1687. The DPW Environmental Division Above Ground Storage Tanks (AST) Program manages all convaults storing old oil, diesel, motor gas (MOGAS) and new oil on the Installation. Program responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the inspection, records monitoring, maintenance training and operation of ASTs. Operators are responsible for all operation and maintenance activities for the tanks.
Air Program Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., 526-8001. The DPW Environmental Division Air Program reviews processes and materials used to complete Fort Carson's mission. The program strives to provide the leadership with the knowledge and alternatives necessary to implement decisions geared toward minimizing air quality impacts.
Arms Room Inspections, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., 526-2900. Contact the DPW Business Operations and Integration Division Work Management Branch to schedule an arms room inspection.
Army Family Housing (On Post) Balfour Beatty Communities (BBC),
Inc., Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.), 579-1606, http://www.fortcarsonfamilyhousing.com. Army Family Housing on Fort Carson is owned and operated by BBC, Inc., located in the Joel Hefley Community Center. For information on applying for on-Post housing, contact the BBC Management Office.
Asbestos, Lead and Toxics Program, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., 526-1725. The DPW Environmental Division manages the Asbestos, Lead and Toxics Program. There are asbestos containing building materials throughout most of the older buildings on Fort Carson and Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site. Additionally, some facilities may have lead-based paint, naturally-occurring radon and polychlorinated biphenyls. The DPW protects the environment while ensuring that there are no exposures to Soldiers, dependents or civilians.
Certificates of Nonavailability (CNA), building 7301, Room 104, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., 526-0570. The DPW Housing Division is responsible for and manages requests for CNAs for Fort Carson. Soldiers can contact the Installation Unaccompanied Housing (UH) Office to obtain UH and CNA information.
Cultural Resources Program, building 2420, Polio Street, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 526-6838. The DPW Environmental Division manages the Cultural Resources Program, which ensures compliance with historic preservation laws, mandates and regulations while simultaneously facilitating the Garrison support missions.
Dig permits, See Utilities section.
Energy Conservation/Net Zero Energy and Water Conservation/Net Zero Water Program Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., 526-1739. The DPW Operations and Maintenance Division manages the Energy Conservation Program, including energy conservation initiatives, Commanding General and Garrison Commander energy and water conservation policy letters and the Building Energy Monitor program. The program is also the lead for Fort Carson’s Net Zero energy and water goals.
Environmental Compliance Assessment Team (ECAT) Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., 526-4446. The DPW Environmental Division ECAT mission is to provide support to units, Garrison directorates and tenants as they relate to environmental compliance and management. The ECAT conducts assessments of all facilities in concert with unit Environmental Protection Officers (EPOs) in order to protect the Installation from unnecessary fines and environmental violations by assessing facilities on an annual, biannual, quarterly and monthly basis.
Environmental Management System (EMS), Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 524-3534 or 719-526-4340. The DPW Environmental Division is the Installation lead for the Fort Carson EMS. The EMS provides a framework for Fort Carson to operate in a manner that acts in accordance with local, state and federal laws as they apply to environmental compliance. Each unit and activity on Fort Carson is a participating member of the EMS.
Facility Assignments and Transfers, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., 526-1745. The DPW Master Planning Division has a step-by-step process in place for the assignment of facility space on Fort Carson. The Master Planning Division coordinates with units, organizations and activities requiring assignment of facility space, to include temporary or training requirements.
First Sergeants’ Barracks Program (FSBP)
– See Single Soldier Housing Office.
Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 526-1667 or 526-1692. DPW Environmental Division promotes a healthy urban and downrange forest community through an integrated management approach. The program focuses on ensuring that Fort Carson is sustaining the urban forest by maintaining the trees within the cantonment area. Additionally, Fort Carson manages the down range forest resource for ecosystem health and function. Effective forest management supports the military training mission by improving visibility, maneuver and concealment.
Fort Carson Community Council,
building 7301, Room 202, Woodfill Road, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., 526-4388. Representatives from Garrison headquarters, Senior Mission Command, Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8, fire, police, Balfour Beatty Communities, village mayors and DPW make up the Fort Carson Community Council. The council meets monthly for the purpose of improving the quality of life in the villages for the more than 3,000 Families who reside in on-post Family housing.
Hazardous Waste Storage Facility,
building 9246, Butts Road, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., 526-8003. The DPW Environmental Division manages a Hazardous Waste Storage Facility, which handles hazardous waste for units and activities on the Installation. Call for an appointment if a large quantity is expected for turn in.
Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Facility (El Paso County),
3255 Akers Drive, Colorado Springs, Colo., 80922, 520-7878. Fort Carson residents can dispose of a variety of household hazardous waste at the El Paso County Household Hazardous Waste Facility. For information about which household hazardous waste products the county accepts and disposal dates and times, visit http://adm.elpasoco.com/Environmental%20Division/Household%20Hazardous%20Waste/Pages/default.aspx.
Housing Services Office (HSO),
building 7301, Woodfill Road, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. (Thursday 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.), 526-2323 or 526-2322. The DPW Housing Division HSO provides Soldiers and Families the following services: one-on-one support in locating adequate, affordable and available housing; rentals and for sale listings; complaint mediation; and welcome packets that supply basic information about local communities, local Base Allowance for Housing (BAH) rates, school information, maps and other housing-related information.
Installation Restoration Program
Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., 526-8001. The DPW Environmental Division Installation Restoration Program has an ongoing commitment to the cleanup and restoration of past and present contaminated sites on Fort Carson and Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site (PCMS). Such sites include impacts from formerly leaking underground storage tanks, various releases of contaminants and non-active landfills that all require remediation. Prior to conducting any digging activity, submit a dig permit. (See Utilities section).
Keys and Locks
building 1225, Evans Street, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 526-5345. The DPW Operations and Maintenance Division oversees the operations and maintenance contractor, which handles all requests for key replacements and issues relating to locks.
(facility, road and utility maps), Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 524-1085. The DPW Engineering Division provides geographic information system (GIS) mapping of all infrastructure, e.g., facilities, roads and utilities, computer-aided design (CADD) support and survey for DPW. Requests for as-built(s), floor plans and specialty maps are also created.
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA),
Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 526-4666 The DPW Environmental Division manages NEPA actions for Fort Carson. The NEPA requires all federal agencies analyze environmental impacts of their activities. Contact the DPW Business Operations and Integration Division Work Management Branch at 526-2900 prior to any construction, demolition or renovation projects. For all other activities that may potentially impact the environment, such as training operations, call the Installation NEPA coordinator at 526-4666 to find out what documentation and future coordination is necessary to go forward with the activity.
Pest Management, Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Structural pest control at Fort Carson is performed under contract. Services will be provided as a reimbursable cost to the customer. Occupants may request pest control service by placing a service call to 526-5141.Weed control at Fort Carson is performed under contract and through the use of the self-help weed control program. Contracted weed control is generally limited to the managed turf areas, the red rocks and xeriscape ornamental areas. Most other areas are not covered and are controlled through the use of Fort Carson’s self-help weed control program. For information on this program contact the Fort Carson Support Services by calling 526-5345.
Recycling Program building 155 (Near Gate 3 off of Wickersham Boulevard), Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., 526-5898. The DPW Operations and Maintenance Division maintains an active Recycle Program to help with the Installation’s goal to achieve Net Zero waste. Fort Carson maintains four recycle drop-off locations that accept cardboard, mixed paper (white paper, newspaper, magazines, shredded paper, junk mail, etc.) aluminum, tin, plastic and glass. The Post Exchange (PX) drop off location now also accepts electronics, porcelain, batteries and old mattresses.
- The Recycle Center, building 155, located off of Wickersham Boulevard near Gate 3, which is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
- The PX drop-off location at the southeast corner of the PX on Sheridan Avenue is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. An attendant is on duty to provide assistance.
- Specker Avenue and Long Street parking lot collection point. (No glass collection).
- Wolf Dining Facility parking lot collection point off of Specker Avenue.
- The main Recycle Center also accepts non-accountable/expendable metals and printer toner cartridges.
The Recycle Program also runs a Recycle Incentive Program geared toward getting units involved in recycling and earning money for morale, welfare and recreation funds. Battalions can drop off their recyclables at the Fort Carson Recycle Center Tuesday and Thursday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. to be weighed and have their accounts updated. Recycle Program staff pick up cardboard, metal and wood collection containers located in unit motor pools areas, weigh the commodities and add the information to their battalion’s totals.
For questions concerning recycling at Fort Carson or participating in the Recycle Incentive Program, call the Recycle Center at 526-5898. For information about Net Zero Waste initiatives, call 526-1695.
Refuse Services, Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 526-1695. The DPW Operations and Maintenance Division require every effort to be made to divert recyclable materials from the waste stream to achieve Net Zero waste goals. For refuse service or container requests, call 526-1695
Repair and Utility (R&U Self-help)/ Troop Construction Projects
building 218, Wickersham Boulevard, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., 526-5844 or 526-2859. The DPW Operations and Maintenance Division provides programs to support Soldiers with self-help projects and with training and materials to maintain and repair their unit facilities. R& U training is coordinated through G-1 Training.
The DPW Operations and Maintenance Division provides a multitude of services by contract, including custodial services, refuse collection, porta johns, etc. The points of contact for Fort Carson and Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site (PCMS) can be found below:
Portable latrines: 719-524-0786
Pest management: 719-524-2124
Elevator repairs: 719-524-6670
PCMS refuse: 719-238-4368
PCMS propane: 719-238-4368
DPW O&M contractor: 719-526-9262
building 1225, Evans Street, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 526-5345. The DPW Operations and Maintenance Division’s primary responsibility is the maintenance and repair of permanent, fixed structures, called real property, such as buildings, roads, sidewalks, streetlights, grounding points and utility distribution systems. Service orders are processed for the routine maintenance or repair of real property through the DPW operations and maintenance contractor.
building 1225, Evans Street, Monday through Friday,7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., 526- 5345 The DPW Operations and Maintenance Division operations and maintenance contractor handles all Installation facility signage requests (for example, building identification and building numbers), including parking signs and regulatory traffic signs. All signs not provided by DPW are the responsibility of the customer. For new sign requests, contact Operations and Maintenance Division at 526-5345.
Single Soldier Housing Office (SSHO),
building 1454, Nelson Boulevard, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., 526-9707. Unit leaders continue to lead Soldiers who live in the barracks. Unit leaders continue to be responsible for good order and discipline. The SSHO augments unit leaders by managing the barracks. Single Soldiers and unit leaders should contact the SSHO with questions associated with the barracks and call the SSHO to submit service requests for room repairs.
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 526-0973. The DPW Environmental Division Spill Coordinator is responsible for coordinating management of all spills that occur on the Installation to ensure environmental compliance. As the first spill responder, the Fort Carson Fire Department relies on the expertise of the Environmental Division compliance team. The Environmental Division augments the Fort Carson Fire Department efforts. The team helps in mitigation and advising units and activities on cleanup procedures and reporting requirements for spills.
Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., 526-9271. The DPW Operations and Maintenance Division is in charge of Installation snow removal and deicing efforts based on the Garrison Commanders snow removal policy.
Stormwater Management Program
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., 526-1697 The DPW Environmental Division is responsible for ensuring Installation compliance with stormwater permit requirements. Analysis conducted by the program also assists in determining flood hazards to personnel and buildings on Fort Carson, and is a quantitative reference for required permitting and regulation compliance in the management of Fort Carson’s surface water resources.
Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., 526-9267. The DPW Engineering Division manages on-Post traffic project planning, traffic signal operations and traffic sign management. It also serves as a liaison between Fort Carson and various civilian transportation agencies for off-Post traffic projects and issues effecting the Installation.
Underground Storage Tanks (UST)
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., 526-1687. The DPW Environmental Division Underground Storage Tank (UST) Program manages all underground storage tanks, which supply Fort Carson with fuel from the AAFES service stations throughout the Installation. This process includes, but is not limited to, the paying of fees, compliance management, inspection and training on all aspects of UST management.
Unit Sponsorship Program, building 7301, Woodfill Road, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., 526-4246. The DPW Housing Division manages the Garrison Commander's Unit Sponsorship Program. Under the program, various Installation units - battalions and brigades - sponsor a particular on-Post housing village and partner with the village mayor and a Balfour Beatty Communities Leasing Agent.
Utilities (Utility locates, dig permits, electric, power outages, sewer-related issues, gas and water use/hydrants)
Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., 526-9243. The DPW Operations and Maintenance Division provides permits supporting all construction, to include utility outages, utility locates and construction water. The dig permit office is located at building 1225, Evans Street, 302-0157. The dig permit office is “one stop shopping” for obtaining dig permits and can also assist with utility outage requests. Prior to submitting a dig permit, a Work Request (DA Form 4283) must be completed through the DPW Business Operations and Integration Division Work Management Branch. (See Work Request Section)
Water Quality Program, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., 526-1730. The DPW Environmental Division manages the Water Quality Program for the Installation. Fort Carson receives its drinking water from Colorado Springs Utilities (CSU). CSU maintains an extensive testing program that assures full compliance with the requirements of the Safe Drinking Water Act. In addition, the DPW operations and maintenance contractor performs routine supplementary testing for chlorine levels, coliform contamination and chlorination byproducts on the drinking water distribution system with the goal of providing water that is safe to drink for all Fort Carson consumers. On an annual schedule, testing for lead and copper is conducted on water samples collected from schools, child development centers and family housing.
Weeds (Noxious), Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 526-1685. The DPW Environmental Division is responsible for the inventory, control and monitoring of invasive species (including noxious weeds) at Fort Carson and Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site. For issues with common weeds such as dandelions see the Pest Management section.
Wetlands Program, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 526-1685. The DPW Environmental Division manages both jurisdictional and non-jurisdictional wetlands at Fort Carson and Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site. Wetlands management protects wetland values in accordance with numerous federal regulations.
Wildland Fire Program, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 526-1696. The DPW Environmental Division promotes a healthy forest community through an integrated management approach to wildfire suppression and prescribed fire on Fort Carson and Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site. The program focuses on protecting and improving training lands, by using a natural fire regime. The Wildland Fire Program also provides education and outreach to adjoining communities and landowners.
Wildlife Program, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., 524-5393. The DPW Environmental Division Wildlife Program at Fort Carson and Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site work to maximize access to Army land, air and water resources for military training while ensuring that the biological diversity of natural resources entrusted to the Army are sustained for training, scientific research, education, recreation and other compatible uses. The Wildlife Program seeks to improve wildlife recreational opportunities for Soldiers and their families.
Work Orders (Facilities Engineering Work Requests, DA Form 4283), Monday through Friday, 7 to 11:30 a.m., 526-2900. Afternoon customer support is by appointment only by calling 526-2900. Work Requests are processed through the DPW Business Operations and Integration Division Work Management Branch. Work Orders, are typically for maintenance and repair projects over the limits of a service order or for any new construction requirements.