Directorate of Public Works (DPW)
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. The 526-, 524- and 503- Fort Carson phone numbers fall under the 719 area code.
Above Ground Storage Tanks (AST), 526-9411. The DPW Environmental Division AST Program staff manages all convaults that store used oil, diesel and gas on the installation. The program’s responsibilities include monthly inspections and tracking ullage records. Operators/users are responsible for all operations and maintenance activities on ASTs.
Air Program, 524-1254. The DPW Environmental Division Air Program aims to achieve flexible permitting conditions to sustain the military mission without compromising air quality for the region by assisting Soldiers and civilians in acquiring new products that do not negatively impact the local air quality, as well as constantly reassessing ways to reduce overall air emissions.
Arms Room Inspections, 526-3537. Contact the DPW Engineering Division to schedule an arms room inspection.
Army Barracks Management Program (ABMP) replaced the First Sergeants Barracks Program 2020 (FSBP 2020). Headquarters Department of the Army published an ABMP Executive Order with an effective date of Feb. 1, 2018. For more information about the program, and to obtain references materials, contact the DPW Housing Division at 526-2643 or 526-9709.
Army Family Housing (on post) Balfour Beatty Communities (BBC), LLC. Army Family housing on Fort Carson is owned and operated by BBC, which is located at 6800 Prussman Boulevard in the Joel Hefley Community Center. For information on applying for on-post housing, contact the BBC Management Office at 719-579-1606 or online at http://www.fortcarsonfamilyhomes.com.
Asbestos, Lead and Toxics Program, 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 Piñon 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.
Central Vehicle Wash Facility (CVWF), located at the south end of the cantonment area off Magrath Avenue, 526-3820 or 719-896-6237. Units are required to use the CVWF to wash vehicles rather than motor pool wash racks unless the CVWF is not operational or closed. Fort Carson saves an estimated 60 to 70 million gallons of water a year by the use of the CVWF through the filtration and reuse of water in the system. Only minor additions of water are needed to make up for evaporation. The use of tactical equipment maintenance facility wash racks is for maintenance cleaning only and requires hoses with a positive shutoff nozzle. Operating hours for the CVWF are Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., year round. Contact the CVWF in order to set up a time to wash vehicles, by calling 526-3820 or 719-896-6237. (Note: If a unit wash rack is leaking, call in a service order to 526-5345 for repair.)
Certificates of Nonavailability (CNA), building 1225, Evans Street, 526-9413. The DPW Housing Division is responsible for and manages requests for CNAs for Fort Carson. Soldiers can contact the Unaccompanied Housing (UH) Office to obtain UH and CNA information.
Cultural Resources Program, 526-4484 (Fort Carson) or 503-6136 (Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site). The DPW Environmental Division Cultural Resources Program ensures compliance with historic preservation laws, mandates and regulations, while simultaneously facilitating the garrison support missions.
Custodial Services, 526-6670. The DPW Operations and Maintenance Division manages the custodial services contract. Contact the DPW contracting officer representative at 526-6670 for questions about custodial services.
Dig permits – See Utilities section.
Dumpster Services, 719-491-0218. The DPW Operations and Maintenance Division manages the refuse dumpster services contract. Contact the DPW contracting officer representative at 719-491-0218 for questions about ordering, size, etc., of dumpsters.
Energy and Water Conservation, 526-4320. The DPW Operations and Maintenance Division manages the energy efficiency and water conservation programs. Areas of emphasis include building metering and automation, education and facility courtesy audits.
Environmental Compliance Assessment Team (ECAT), 524-3534. 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 assesses 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 Protection Officer (EPO) Certification Training, 526-8893. The DPW Environmental Division provides environmental awareness training to individuals assigned in areas where programs are inspected for compliance with environmental regulations and standards.
Facility Assignments and Transfers (by appointment only), 526-1745. The DPW Master Planning Division has a step-by-step process in place for the assignment of facility space on Fort Carson, in accordance with Fort Carson Regulation 420-14.
Facility Management Program, 526-4320. The DPW Operations and Maintenance Division trains Soldiers and civilians on all aspects of facility management. Registration for the DPW Facility Management Class is scheduled through the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security – Individual Military Training (Troop Schools), 526-5436.
Forestry Program (Urban), 526-1667. The installation arborist maintains the urban forest (cantonment area) and provides information to the DPW operations and maintenance contractor to assist the contractor in focusing on sustainability concepts of urban forest management for the benefit the Fort Carson Community.
Forestry Program (Down Range), 526-1667. The Forestry Program manages to sustain healthy and resilient forest structures by using natural processes guided by an ecosystem based management approach. The proper use of natural processes enable a more resilient forest resource to guard against catastrophic wildland fire, insect and disease issues and to provide high quality training lands for our current and future Army missions. The Forestry Program also provides low-cost firewood to the local community (call for availability).
Hazardous Waste Storage Facility, off Butts Road, 526-0980. The DPW Environmental Division manages a Hazardous Waste Storage Facility, which handles hazardous waste for units and activities on Fort Carson. 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, Colorado, 80922, 719-520-7878. 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 https://communityservices.elpasoco.com/environmental-division/household-hazardous-waste/.
Housing Services Office (HSO), building 1225, Evans Street, 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, 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 Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site. 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)
Invasive Species, 526-1692. The DPW Environmental Division is responsible for an integrated management approach to invasive species (including noxious weeds) and pest management at Fort Carson and the Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site. This program provides coordination, education, mapping, control and monitoring of invasive species. For issues with common weeds such as dandelions and weeds in the managed turf areas, red rock, xeriscape ornamental and rights of way areas, see the Weeds section. On the installation, herbicides can only be applied by DoD registered licensed applicators or personnel trained through the DPW operations and maintenance contractor weed supervisor who can be reached at 719-896-6864.
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 contract, which handles all requests for key replacements and issues relating to locks for unit and civilian real property facilities.
Latrines, Portable, 524-0786. The DPW Operations and Maintenance Division manages the portable latrine contract. This contract supports military training and Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation functions by providing latrines at Fort Carson and down range. This contract does not pertain to Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site areas, grey water removal or hand washing stations. Individuals assigned to the 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson Garrison and tenant units can access SharePoint to submit latrine requests at: https://dpwportal.carson.army.mil/welcome/OM/DLR/SitePages/Home.aspx. If requestors are unable to access SharePoint, they can email the contracting officer representative for portable latrines at usarmy.carson.imcom-central.list.DPW-Latrines@mail.mil to receive latrine information and forms.
Mapping, Floor Plan Services and GPS, 526-9906, 524-1085 or 526-0641. The DPW Engineering Division Installation Geospatial Information Systems (IGIS) Office provides installation mapping, utility mapping, facility floor plans and surveying services. These services include standard or custom Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping, Computer Aided Design (CAD) support or Global Positioning Systems (GPS). Customers are asked to allow three business days for the completion of a mapping or floor plan request. For more information, call 526-9906, 524-1085 or 526-0641, visit building 1219, room 165 or email requests to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), 526-4666. The NEPA requires all federal agencies to assess environmental impacts of proposed activities. The DPW Environmental Division manages NEPA actions for Fort Carson and Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site. To assist with determining documentation requirements and coordination necessary to go forward with the activity, contact the NEPA Program Manager.
Pest Management, 526-5141. Facility pest control at Fort Carson is performed under contract. Occupants may request pest control service by placing a call to 526-5141 and leaving a detailed voicemail. The contractor has five business days to respond. The DPW operations and maintenance contractor provides a Self-help Wasp Control Program 719-896-6864. Feral or stray dogs and cats can be directed to the Provost Marshals Office by calling 526-2333. If there is an urgent pest issue, call the Installation Pest Management Coordinator at 526-1692 or 719-217-4887. On the installation, pesticides can only be applied by DoD registered licensed applicators or personnel trained through the Weed Control Self-help Program (see Weeds section).
Pollution Prevention, 526-4340. The DPW Environmental Division Pollution Prevention (P2) Program can provide assistance with parts washers, P2 project suggestions, environmental training and program assistance.
Propane Services, 524-3100. The DPW Operations and Maintenance Division manages the propane services contract. Contact the DPW contracting officer representative at 524-3100 for questions about propane requirements and refills.
Recycling Program, 719-491-0218. The DPW Operations and Maintenance Division maintains an active Recycle Program to help with the installation’s goal to reduce waste.
Fort Carson maintains a full-service recycle drop-off location at the southeast corner of the Exchange on Sheridan Avenue. The Exchange recycle location is open Monday-Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. An attendant is available to provide recycling assistance.
The Exchange site accepts cardboard, mixed paper (white paper, newspaper, magazines, shredded paper, junk mail, etc.), aluminum, tin, plastic, glass, non-accountable/expendable metals and ink and laser printer cartridges. Customers can also bring the following nontraditional items for recycling:
- Electronics, including computers, cell phones, DVD players, TVs and other devices. There is a limit of one CRT TV or one flat screen TV accepted per family. (Only personal, non-government, electronics will be accepted.)
- Porcelain (remove hardware and rubber gaskets)
- Mattresses (not box springs)
There are also two primary recycle collection points for cardboard, mixed paper (white paper, newspaper, magazines, shredded paper, junk mail, etc.) aluminum, tin and plastic at the following locations:
- Wolf Dining Facility parking lot (location also accepts glass)
- Specker Avenue and Long Street parking east of the Education Center
Note that these recycle locations cannot be used to dispose of household trash. (The Exchange drop-off location does accept limited furniture and household hazardous waste.)
The Fort Carson Recycle Program also accepts unit scrap metal and wood products, including pallets, packing and crating and clean construction lumber. Painted, varnished or treated lumber, rail ties, stumps, tree trimmings or furniture of any type cannot be recycled; however, units can contact the DPW Recycle and Refuse manager at 719-491-0218 for assistance with disposing of these items as trash.
Fort Carson conducts single stream recycling operations to barracks and motorpools to increase recycling user friendliness. Single stream recycling refers to commingling recyclables in one collection container for separation later. Once the totes are full, Soldiers empty the contents into large single stream dumpsters positioned outside of unit barracks and motorpool buildings for ease of collection by the Recycle Program staff. To request single stream totes or an outside dumpster, call 719-491-0218.
Civilian administrative facilities have source separate recycling in place, which refers to separating recyclable materials by commodity type, such as plastic, metal, paper, glass and cardboard, for collection by the Recycle Program staff. Collection containers in civilian organizations are serviced by recycle staff on a recurring basis. To request a recycle station for a building, or for individual office recycle collection bins, call 719-491-0218.
For questions concerning recycling at Fort Carson, call 719-491-0218.
Recycling in Family Housing: On-post housing residents receive 96-gallon, single-stream recycling totes as well as a waste disposal bin for home use. Residents can call BBC at 719-579-1606, ext. 211, for waste disposal assistance.
Refuse Services, 719-491-0218. The DPW Operations and Maintenance Division require every effort to be made to divert recyclable materials from the waste stream. For refuse service or container requests, call 719-491-0218.
Self-Help Program, See Facility Management Program section.
Service Contracts, The DPW Operations and Maintenance Division provides a multitude of services by contract, including custodial services, refuse collection, portable latrines, etc. The points of contact for Fort Carson and Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site are listed below:
- Portable latrines 524-0786
- Custodial 526-6670
- Pest management 526-5141
- Elevator repairs 526-5345
- Propane 524-3100
- Refuse/recycle 526-1695
- PCMS propane 524-3100
- PCMS refuse 526-1695
The DPW operations and maintenance contract, contracting officer representative can be reached by calling, 524-0191.
Service Orders, 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.
Signs, building 1225, Evans Street, 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 more information, or to request a sign, call 526-5345.
Spill Control, 526-0973. The DPW Environmental Division Spill Coordinator is responsible for coordinating management of all spills that occur on post 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.
Snow Removal, 526-6670. The DPW Operations and Maintenance Division, operations and maintenance contractor manages snow removal efforts. Snow removal and deicing operations are based on command guidance and available resources.
Stormwater Management Program, 526-1697. The DPW Environmental Division is responsible for ensuring 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.
Traffic Engineering, 526-9267. The DPW Engineering Division manages on-post traffic project planning, traffic signal operations and traffic sign management. Traffic Engineering also serves as a liaison between Fort Carson and various civilian transportation agencies for off-post traffic projects and issues affecting the installation.
Trash – See Refuse Services section.
Underground Storage Tanks (UST), 526-9411. The DPW Environmental Division UST Program manages all underground storage tanks, which supply Fort Carson with fuel from the AAFES service stations on post. 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 1225 off Evans Street, 526-4388 (POC Housing Division NCOIC). 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 (BBC) LLC leasing agent.
Utilities (utility locates, dig permits, electric, power outages, sewer-related issues, gas and water use/hydrants), 526-9243. The DPW Operations and Maintenance Division’s operations and maintenance contractor provides permits supporting all utility outages, utility locates and traffic diversions. The dig permit office is located in building 8010 and can be reached by calling 719-302-0157. The dig permit office is “one stop shopping” for obtaining dig permits and can assist with utility outage requests. Prior to submitting a dig permit, a Work Request (DA Form 4283) must be completed and approved through the DPW Business Operations and Integration Division Work Management Branch. (See Work Request Section.) Permits for construction water and fire hydrant use can be obtained in building 1219, room 127. Call 526-2927 for information about permits.
Water Quality Program, 526-1730. The DPW Environmental Division manages the Water Quality Program for the installation. Fort Carson receives its drinking water from Colorado Springs Utilities. Colorado Springs Utilities 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. Lead and copper testing is conducted on water samples collected from family housing and facilities throughout the installation on an annual basis. Schools and child development centers are tested for lead on a five-year schedule.
Weeds, 526-5345. Weed control at Fort Carson is performed under contract by the DPW operations and maintenance contractor or through the Weed Control Self-help Program 719-896-6864. Contracted weed control is generally limited to the managed turf areas, red rock, xeriscape, ornamental and rights of way areas. Occupants may request weed control service by placing a call to 526-5345. Most other areas are not covered are controlled through use of the Weed Control Self-help Program or DPW Environmental Division. On the installation, herbicides can only be applied by DoD registered licensed applicators or personnel trainedthrough the Self-Help Program. For information on this program, call the Installation Pest Management Coordinator at 526-1692.
Wetlands Program, 526-1685. The DPW Environmental Division manages both jurisdictional and non-jurisdictional wetlands at Fort Carson and Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site. Wetlands management protects wetland values in accordance with numerous federal regulations. Wetlands are directly associated with “Waters of the United States” jurisdictions and may require permits to conduct activities in these areas.
Wildland Fire Program, 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 Piñon 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, 526-8006 or 526-3975 for Fort Carson and 503-6529 or 503-6538 for Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site (PCMS). The DPW Environmental Division Wildlife Program at Fort Carson and PCMS works 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 is sustained for training, education, recreation and other compatible uses. This sustainability is achieved by way of inventory and monitoring, scientific research and adaptive management. The Wildlife Program also manages and seeks to improve wildlife recreational opportunities, including hunting and fishing, for Soldiers, their families and the public.
Work Requests (Facilities Engineering Work Requests, DA Form 4283), 526-6112. 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.