Stormwater

As an integral part of Castle Rock Water's mission to protect public health, the Stormwater Division manages stormwater runoff to minimize flooding hazards and to protect water quality in our watersheds. 

Stormwater Hotline 720-733-2235We protect our community through these primary services:  

  • Storm sewer system development and maintenance
  • Watershed water quality protection 
  • Pollution prevention, detection and elimination
  • Construction site stormwater runoff control
  • Floodplain management

Proactive planning

The Town is committed to managing a proactive Stormwater Program to improve the quality of runoff entering the municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) and receiving creeks (Plum Creek and Cherry Creek). The Stormwater Program is regulated by the Clean Water Act under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System and is administered by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. A Program Description Document is available to the public for review and comment by emailing your request to Stormwater@CRgov.com.

View our master plans.

View some of our capital improvement projects (PDF).

Funding

The Stormwater Division is funded through monthly service charges based on an urbanized footprint calculated for each account. New housing / commercial development is charged a development impact fee to account for downstream system improvements. This fee covers the cost of operation, upgrades, maintenance and improvements to the Town’s storm drainage facilities. 

In accordance with Castle Rock Municipal Code, Chapter 13.30, Article 13.30.60, non-single family properties are entitled to appeal for an adjustment to the stormwater utility fee. To request a review of your stormwater monthly service charge, complete the Request for Administrative Review (PDF). Return form via email, or mail: Castle Rock Water, ATTN: Stormwater Division, 175 Kellogg Court, Castle Rock, CO 80109

Drainageway improvements

6400SouthTrib_AfterThese projects preserve, enhance and, in some cases, reconstruct the natural floodplains in our community. This infrastructure serves to reduce public risk from stream channel erosion and flooding. These projects also have a water quality component that ensures our renewable drinking water supplies are preserved and protected.

  • East Plum Creek Reach 6 at Plum Creek Water Reclamation Authority Plant
  • McMurdo Gulch along Castle Oaks Drive
  • Industrial Tributary at Prairie Hawk Drive
  • 6400 East Tributary at Paint Brush Park, Phase I and II
  • Omni Tributary, Prairie Hawk Drive to Red Hawk Drive

Storm sewer improvements

Wolfensberger StormsewerStorm sewer projects capture and contain runoff to reduce flood risk. These projects are in established street rights of way and are typically aligned with the Public Works street maintenance and repair program. These conveyance systems are independent of wastewater sewer systems and lead directly to the creek.  

  • Craig & Gould North
  • Village North at Park Street 
  • Parkview Tributary at Oakwood Court  
  • Young American at Gordon Drive 
  • Escavera subdivision open space near Ridgetrail Drive

Drainageways help prevent flooding

Watch Dax the raindrop as he learns how stormwater drainageways help protect our community from flooding, erosion and pollution.