Flooding last September swamped the small Boulder County town of Lyons.

(Photo: Courtesy of Ethan Marlatt)

Gov. John Hickenlooper says $12 million in grants will help repair 16 community water and wastewater systems affected by the September floods.

Hickenlooper's office announced Friday that the grants will fund planning, design and construction or improvement of systems damaged and destroyed by the floods.

Some of the money goes to Boulder, Jefferson, Larimer and Weld counties to help repair or replace private septic systems.

Jamestown will get $1 million to rebuild service lines so displaced families can finally return home.

The city of Boulder will receive more than $1.5 million in grant money.

Here's a breakdown of who gets what:

Water System

$ Amount

Town of Berthoud


Larimer County
(on behalf of Big Elk Meadows Water Assoc.)


City of Boulder


Colorado Springs Utilities


Estes Valley Recreation and Park District


City of Evans


Evergreen Metro District


Town of Jamestown


Jefferson County School District /Mt. Evans Lab


City of Loveland


Town of Lyons


Town of Milliken


Town of Morrison


Pine Brook Water District


Pinewood Springs Water District


Red Rock Valley Water District




The following counties will create their own programs to distribute funds to residents with private, non-community septic systems that were damaged or destroyed by flooding.

Water System

$ Amount

Boulder County


Jefferson County


Larimer County


Weld County