Waterline rehabilitation program

Water distribution rehabilitation
Castle Rock Water identifies water distribution pipe and appurtenances for rehabilitation based on a history of leaks, increased annual maintenance, age and condition. Hydraulic modeling and fire flow testing sometimes determines that pipe should be replaced with a larger size pipe to deliver more flow. Pipeline repairs always involve open-cut trench work in the streets, so residents should be aware of and obey any posted traffic signs.

With water system repairs, the water system must shut down to relieve pressure and make the work area safe. Castle Rock Water will provides notice for planned shutdowns, and complete repairs as quickly as possible.

Below is a list of recent improvements to the waterline distribution system:

Caprice Drive / Caprice Court and Malibu waterline replacement
In 2014, Castle Rock Water completed the replacement of 2,093 linear feet of old, undersized waterline in Caprice Drive, Caprice Court and Malibu Street from 6-inch pipe to 8-inch pipe, at a cost of $461,333. The area is largely industrial and commercial properties. Modeling and fire flow testing demonstrated the existing pipes were undersized to provide for a minimum 1,500 gallons per minute fire flow. An 8-inch pipe carries almost twice the flow as a 6-inch pipe.

Jerry Street from Sixth Street to Eighth Street waterline replacement
During 2013, the Town replaced undersized 6-inch water mains in Jerry Street, from Sixth Street to Eighth Street, with larger 8-inch mains. A water main was also installed in Sixth Street between Perry and Wilcox streets to complete water line looping in that area and improve fire flow capabilities. Approximately 1,200 linear feet was installed at a cost of $265,142.

Program cost
The actual cost of the distribution system upgrades program varies from year to year, but $350,000 is budgeted annually.

More information
Residents are advised to contact Castle Rock Water with any concerns or questions.