With all the talk about conservation and new growth, will Castle Rock run out of water?
No, Castle Rock does not have a water supply problem. That is in part due to extensive planning, and the great job you, our residents, do conserving the resources we have. Castle Rock Water does comprehensive water supply and demand forecasting which began in early 2006. At that time, we initiated plans to transition to renewable water that is replenished each year by rain and snow (and thus is not exhaustible). The Town and surrounding South Metro communities primarily rely on deep underground aquifers which are slowly being depleted. However, by using renewable sources, our aquifers can start to recharge. By diversifying our sources and pumping water from our local Plum Creek, importing from northern sources, utilizing reuse and storing excess supplies, we are ensuring a strong water future.
Conservation is considered a supply as the less we use now, the less we have to purchase or pump in the future. One supply that we can use over and over is reuse water. This source, which we plan to begin using in October 2020, will constitute about 1/3 of our needed supply (for any population scenario) and is one of the most reliable, drought-resistant and consistent supplies Castle Rock will have.
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