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Posted on: February 25, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Rebate program rewards water wise residents

2022 water rebate program now accepting applications over Shasta daisy photo

Castle Rock Water’s rebate program rewards residents committed to conservation and encourages them to keep up the good work. The program is returning for another year with rebate increases to help customers be more water-efficient both indoors and out. 

At its Feb. 15 meeting, Town Council approved an increase to the rebate for Castle Rock Water customers who replace their turf with water wise ColoradoScape from $1.10 per square foot to $1.20. Rebates will continue to be available for ultra-high-efficiency toilets, smart irrigation controllers, rotary nozzle sprinklers and whole-home water-monitoring systems. All of the rebates provided by Castle Rock Water are available to residential and non-residential customers. 

On average, customers are seeing between 7% and 29% water savings when replacing high-water turf with a low-water option, and about 496,000 square feet of turf has been replaced through the rebate program over the past 10 years.

With ultra-high-efficiency toilets cutting water use per flush by a third, and with Castle Rock Water providing a $100 rebate, replacing toilets should provide long-term savings for customers in both water and money. And, when you replace your toilets through the rebate program, the old fixtures are recycled. Castle Rock Water has partnered with Colorado Springs Utilities to grind the porcelain into road material. 

“Funding for the rebate program, which is budgeted for $145,000 this year, primarily comes from water waste violations and excessive-use charges,” said Castle Rock Water Director Mark Marlowe. “In other words, customers who are wasteful with water are rewarding those who value conservation.”

Rebates will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis until program funding is exhausted. Learn more at CRgov.com/Rebates.

Town Council also approved the 2022 Water Use Management Plan, which identifies regulations including watering schedules and applies to residential, non-residential and development customers. The plan operates in concert with the Town of Castle Rock Landscape and Irrigation Criteria Manual, the Water Efficiency Master Plan and the Drought Management Plan to encourage the wise use of our water resources. Learn more at CRgov.com/WaterPlans.

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