Castle Rock Water

Securing our future drop by drop

In 1900, the Castle Rock Journal highlighted our role as a leader in long-term water planning and conservation. After 130 years, Castle Rock Water continues this leadership role and takes
to heart its responsibility to protect and preserve the Town's precious resource.

We take our mission very seriously - to provide our community with exceptional service that protects public health and balances social, environmental and fiscal responsibilities in a sustainable manner.
Modern day water pipes
Our vision complements that mission, and our goal to be a national leader among water utilities, focused on customer satisfaction and delivering outstanding quality and value. 

Award winning service

We aim to be a national leader in the water industry, and the following accomplishments show we are on our way.

Water Distribution System Operator for 2016

John Chrestensen, Utilities Field Services Superintendent, was awarded Water Distribution System Operator for 2016 by the Rocky Mountain Section (CO, WY, NM) of the American Water Works Association for his efforts in increasing efficiencies in maintenance programs and global implementation of new technologies. 

Pursuing Excellence - Gold 2016

First water provider in the State to earn the highest ranking by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment for actions taken for going above and beyond regulatory compliance.


1st Place Water Taste Test - 2015

First place for best taste, odor and appearance among other regional water providers Rocky Mountain Section (Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming) American Water Works Association.

Environmental Leadership Program – Silver Award

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment; voluntarily going beyond compliance with state and federal regulations, increasing sustainability and commitment to continual environmental improvement.

Additional recognition

  • Excellence in Operations Manager - Cartegraph
  • Town of Castle Rock Environmental Design Award
  • American Council of Engineering Companies - Engineering Excellence Merit Award
  • Environmental Leadership Program - Bronze Award 2014

Providing for our future

Castle Rock Water oversees the Town's water, wastewater and stormwater systems. Securing long-term  water for our future, drop by drop, is one of the most important goals that we strive to meet, and work towards every day.

Today, a large quantity (approximately 85 percent) of the Town's annual water supply comes from nonrenewable Denver Basin groundwater while only a small portion (approximately 15 percent) comes from renewable supplies along Plum Creek. The nonrenewable Denver Basin groundwater won’t last forever, so it’s important that we continue moving to a renewable water supply.

In accordance with our current plan, we are striving for a 75 percent renewable water supply by the year 2050. Learn more about our long-term renewable water plan.