A little explanation about the decrease in your rates
Castle Rock Water has four services, water supply, drinking water, wastewater and stormwater. Each has its own funding and the rates for each are delineated on customers’ water statements. Rates in each of these divisions are being adjusted according to the analysis from the annual rates and fees study and the average residential customer should see a $9 decrease in the 2022 annual bill.
Castle Rock Water is set to increase water resources rates by 3% to help secure water for future supply and increase stormwater rates by 3% to safeguard the community erosion and flooding caused by urbanization. However, with no changes to water rates and a 5% decrease in wastewater rates, the average residential bill should be less than it was in 2021.
System development fees, the charges paid for by developers to tap into the system, are being increased by 40% to adjust for changes in current and future projects and account for additions to long-term water supply.
If you have questions about our rates, please feel free to call our billing department at 303-660-1373 and all customers are welcome to attend the monthly Water Commission meetings where rates, forecasting and projects are discussed.