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Keeping the community connected has never been more important. Castle Rock Water has several new partnerships with local businesses that are setting an example of how we can all support each other this season.
Given the economic concerns created by the COVID-19 pandemic, Castle Rock Water has launched two conservation efforts focused on the businesses that have been hit the hardest – small, local food and beverage establishments. The goal is to help offset immediate financial burdens, while helping achieve long-term conservation goals.
Several locally owned restaurants have been invited to participate in Castle Rock Water’s To-Go Box Assistance Program. These small establishments have received a supply of to-go boxes courtesy of the water department. The boxes are made from recycled water bottles. The restaurants are then asked to spread a message of water conservation when using the boxes for to-go services. It’s a partnership that highlights the important role restaurants play in the community.
“Castle Rock’s small businesses have been especially hard hit by the pandemic,” said Castle Rock Water Director Mark Marlowe. “We wanted to do something to help. Since everyone is ordering more take out, helping provide extra to-go boxes seemed like a good fit. The hope is that we can help offset some immediate costs for the business. All we ask is that they help spread a message of water conservation.”
So far, the businesses partnering with Castle Rock Water are:
Additionally, Castle Rock Water has started a new program to help local restaurants with restroom plumbing improvements. The program encourages businesses to remove toilets that use 1.28 gallons of water or more per flush. Castle Rock Water will cover the cost and plumbing services if the business then installs an ultra-high-efficient toilet that uses 0.8 gallons of water or less per flush. The department will then recycle the old toilets free of charge.
Learn more about how Castle Rock Water is partnering with the community during this pandemic at CRgov.com/ConservationPartnerships.
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