Partnering with the community
While Castle Rock Water is working diligently to secure more water for the community, one of the biggest ways to protect the Town’s water future is to conserve the water we have. Overall, the community has embraced this call to action, and the goal of conservation has been a huge success.
In 2006, the Town’s first Water Conservation Master Plan was adopted. That plan set a goal of 18 percent reduction in consumption. By 2007, Castle Rock Water customers had already achieved that goal and are now exceeding expectations.
In 2015, the Water Conservation Master Plan (now known as the Water Efficiency Master Plan) was updated. That plan is a big piece in the Town’s long-term water plan puzzle and will focus on whether there are ways we can do even better. Any additional conservation will only make the puzzle easier to put together and our long-term goal more achievable.
Statistics The Town’s average per resident daily consumption was 108 gallons in 2014. The average for the area, including the Denver metro area, is around 155 gallons per person, per day. The draft State Water Plan sets a goal for the Front Range of 129 gallons per person per day to be achieved by the year 2050. Looking at these comparisons, Castle Rock is clearly a leader in conservation and efficiency. In fact, the draft State Water Plan calls out Castle Rock specifically as an example of a community leading the way in conservation.