Stormwater

As an integral part of the Town of Castle Rock's vision of providing its residents with the highest quality services at the best value, the Stormwater Division manages stormwater runoff to minimize flooding hazards and to protect water quality in our watersheds. Services the Stormwater Division provides include: 

  • Storm sewer system development and maintenance
  • Watershed water quality protection 
  • Pollution prevention, detection and elimination
  • Construction site stormwater runoff control
  • Floodplain management
View our master plans

View some of our capital improvement projects:

Funding

 
The Stormwater Division is funded through monthly services charges based on an urbanized footprint calculated for each account. New housing / commercial development is charged a development impact fee to account for downstream system improvements. This fee covers the cost of operation, upgrades, maintenance and improvements to the Town’s storm drainage facilities.

In accordance with Castle Rock Municipal Code, Chapter 13.30, Article 13.30.60, non-single family properties are entitled to appeal for an adjustment to the stormwater utility fee. To request a review of your stormwater monthly service charge, complete the Request for Administrative Review form. Return form via email, or mail it to us at:

Castle Rock Water
ATTN: Stormwater Division
175 Kellogg Court
Castle Rock, CO 80109


Current projects

Check the Development Activity Map for project locations. Not all projects are listed on this map. Call our Stormwater Hotline, 720-733-2235, with questions on specific projects.

Drainageway improvements


These projects preserve, enhance and, in some cases, reconstruct the natural floodplains in our community. This infrastructure serves to reduce public risk from stream channel erosion and flooding. These projects also have a water quality component that ensures our renewable drinking water supplies are preserved and protected.

  • East Plum Creek Reach 6 at Plum Creek Water Reclamation Authority Plant
  • McMurdo Gulch along Castle Oaks Drive
  • Industrial Tributary at Prairie Hawk Drive
  • 6400 East Tributary at Paint Brush Park
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Storm sewer improvements

 
Storm sewer projects capture and contain runoff to reduce flood risk. These projects are in established street rights of way and are typically aligned with the Public Works street maintenance and repair program. These conveyance systems are independent of wastewater sewer systems and lead directly to the creek.
  • Village North at Park Street 
  • Parkview Tributary at Oakwood Court  
  • Young American at Gordon Drive 
  • Escavera subdivision open space near Ridgetrail Drive
Wolfensberger Stormsewer