2018 Water Plan Updates

We still want to hear from you!

Though the Feb. 7 Open House is over, these new and updated plans are still available for review and comment. Give us a call or fill out the feedback form online.

Drought Mitigation Plan

View a draft of the Drought Management/Mitigation Plan 

The purpose of this plan is to define the actions needed to ensure an uninterrupted supply of water when a drought-induced water supply shortage exists. 

  • The Town of Castle Rock is relying more on renewable water sources that are more directly affected by drought conditions
  • Colorado is susceptible to drought conditions due to our semi-arid environment with variable climate
  • The plan identifies specific values of a drought that will trigger management response
Droughts are a natural phenomenon of Colorado’s climate, and tend to occur every 17 years on average. A drought is a period of below normal precipitation or extended warm temperatures at times and locations that could result in water supply shortages. The Town of Castle Rock is transitioning to renewable water sources, which are more reliable long-term, but are more directly affected by drought.
Drought Mitigation Plan purpose

The Landscape and Irrigation Performance Standards and Criteria Manual 

This plan establishes landscape standards and criteria that will reflect Town identity, as expressed through the Town’s Vision Plan. View the Plan which becomes effective on May 3, 2018. The criteria sets landscape standards for new and qualifying renovated landscape and irrigation design, installation, and maintenance for residential and commercial development. Its intent is to: 

  • Promote water conservation
  • Encourage appropriate use of materials
  • Increase public safety
  • Facilitate successful projects
LandscapeCriteria update 2018
Comparison table of then and now requirements

Water Use Management Plan 

The Water Use Management Plan was adopted by Town Council on March 6, 2018. View the plan


Water Use Management Plan update 2018

Source Water Protection Plan (SWPP) 

The SWPP was approved by Town Council on March 6, 2018. View the Plan.