Strategic long-term water planning

PlanIn 2006, the Town, through a collaborative process with Town residents, leaders, and staff, prepared a Water Resources Strategic Master Plan. The vision developed for the plan was, "a community-endorsed strategic plan establishing feasible water resource development opportunities to assure a long-term sustainable water supply for the Town of Castle Rock."

Based on this vision, the Town decided on a 75% renewable water goal when the Town reaches build out. That plan compiled public input, technical feasibility and the affordability of alternatives to set a course of action.

The seven steps to long-term water

  1. A plan of how to pay for all of it
  2. Existing groundwater supplies
  3. Imported water supplies
  4. Local water supplies
  5. Strategic long-term water planning
  6. Water conservation
  7. Water supply storage

Imagine these pieces as a puzzle to secure the Town's water future that will take decades to complete.

About 30% of the renewable water needed to meet our future goal has been secured. This success is primarily attributed to the completion of imported WISE water (2018), securing local sources with the Plum Creek diversion project (2021) and the implementation of indirect reuse water (2021).