Castle Rock Water is more than water
WALT SCHWARZ, CIP Project Manager
Walt is what it looks like when someone enjoys their job. As a young adult, he started in construction and decided on a civil engineering degree to keep his hands in building. Walt joined a private engineering company where he attained his Professional Engineering license. It was here that he got pointed toward water treatment work and saw how these projects were integral to how an entire community functions. A water project engineer position at Castle Rock Water came available and Walt eagerly made the move from Pennsylvania to Colorado. A couple years later he moved to a project manager position and almost twenty years later, Walt is still as excited about his job as ever. The diversity of projects in a growing community has kept him interested and challenged. As a project manager, Walt coordinates the project and people from concept to construction. His engineering background helps him to better collaborate and problem solve with the designers and contractors. He loves the details of each project, whether that be a small odor control facility, a 6-million-gallon potable water storage tank or a state-of-the-art drinking water treatment plant serving 75,000 customers. Permitting and paperwork can be headaches that come with the job, but are overshadowed by the sense of accomplishment and pride he gets from each contribution to his community.