Why are we being forced to drink recycled water starting in 2020? Did I miss a Town vote on this? I do not want to drink recycled water. I'd rather slow Town growth than drink recycled water.

Reuse
water is a safe, sustainable and economical water source for the community that
Castle Rock Water has been
planning for since 2006. There was not a vote held on this, but rather years of
planning to secure the community’s long-term water future. Planning documents can be
found at CRgov.com/WaterPlans, and the public is invited to attend the monthly Water
Commission meetings to learn more about
long-term water. Reuse water is the wave of the future, and as all water is
recycled, this transition is a natural process. It is estimated that all South
Metro communities will be using reuse water by 2050. Most communities are
already recycling water, as this treated wastewater
is allowed to flow downstream to be picked up for drinking water treatment.
Instead of allowing cities downstream to use this water that we have paid for,
we will be recapturing it. While water demand is a factor, reuse water and
transitioning to a renewable water are necessary for a sustainable future,
regardless of growth. Reusing supplies allows for a more locally controlled,
drought-resistant and
environmentally sound water supply.

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1. Will pharmaceuticals (birth control, hormones, etc.) and other chemicals and organic material (such as blood) be extracted from our drinking water with advanced treatment?
2. Will the cost of our water go down with the implementation of water reuse, or should we expect costs to remain steady?
3. Why are we being forced to drink recycled water starting in 2020? Did I miss a Town vote on this? I do not want to drink recycled water. I'd rather slow Town growth than drink recycled water.
4. What is the source of the water in Sellars Gulch? It flows year-round through Festival Park but seems to disappear just a few miles upstream.
5. Why is Castle Rock Water asking residents, HOAs, and commercial customers to conserve more water?
6. Is our water bill among the highest in the nation?
7. Why aren’t developers required to desert-scape in Castle Rock?
8. Does the Town have a surplus of water it sells to other communities?