Water Update Open House

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Get caught up on everything happening at Castle Rock Water

Castle Rock Water requires public input on several 2018 water plans. To keep the community updated on how the department is ensuring a strong water future, join us for an update open house.

Water Update Open House
Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018
5-7:30 p.m.
Plum Creek Water Purification Facility, 1929 Liggett Road

Offer feedback on one of the four 2018 water plans. Water experts will be available to answer any questions. Plus, take a tour of the water treatment plant. Tours will be taking place every 30 minutes. Refreshments will be provided. 

Can't make the open house? Fill out the feedback form online.

New 2018 water plans

  1. Sourcewater Protection Plan
  2. Drought Mitigation Plan
  3. Water Use Management Plan update
  4. Landscape Criteria Manual update

The Source Water Protection Plan (SWPP)

This plan helps the Town ensure clean and high-quality drinking water sources for current and future generations. Find the plan in its entirety here.

The Source Water Protection Plan is designed to:
  • Create an awareness of the community’s drinking water sources and the potential risks to surface water and/or groundwater quality within the watershed.
  • Encourage education and voluntary solutions to alleviate pollution risks.
  • Promote management practices to protect and enhance the drinking water supply.
  • Provide for a comprehensive action plan in case of an emergency that threatens or disrupts the community water supply.
Developing and implementing source water protection measures at the local level (i.e. county and municipal) will complement existing regulatory protection measures implemented at the state and federal governmental levels by filling protection gaps that can only be addressed at the local level.
  • Plan was developed with stakeholder input including Town staff, local government agencies, emergency responders, local business leaders, State regulators and National Forest Service.
  • Risks for potential contamination range from very low to moderate (see attached table).
Town of Castle Rock’s inventory of potential contaminant source and other issues of concern:
  • Wastewater treatment facilities 
  • Industrial facilities
  • HAZMAT incidents; spills; illicit discharge
  • Chemical storage
  • Train derailment
  • Wildfire
  • Fertilizer runoff
  • Livestock grazing and waste
  • Onsite wastewater treatment systems
  • Construction / development
  • Household hazardous waste (improper storage and disposal)
  • Dog parks / pet waste
  • Waste / trash management
  • Hospital / medical waste
  • Dry materials storage yards
  • Active LUST sites
  • Illegal dumping
  • Known contaminated sites
  • Flooding
  • Public outreach
Example best management practices:
  • Share copies of the SWPP and maps of the source water protection area with appropriate stakeholders, including local decision makers and emergency responders
  • Develop public education campaigns for community members and other stakeholders such as agriculture and industrial producers to explain the importance of source water protection
  • Continue to implement and support current programs that complement source water protection efforts such as the MS4 program, the Household Chemical Roundup program, and the annual Spring up the Creek event.