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Spike in actual usage

Catch that leak before your bill!

It doesn’t seem like a little drip can add up, but it does. Toilets account for most leaks found inside the home and many people don’t know there is leak until they get the bill. Spikes in usage are often indicators of a leak. The average leaky toilet can waste about 200 gallons or more of water per day. That means 6,000 gallons per month, just for one toilet!

The flush valve (flapper) is the most common culprit of a leaking toilet. These rubber sealing mechanisms simply wear out and need to be replaced. Check to see if you have a leak by placing a couple drops of food coloring into the tank. Don’t flush and wait about 15-20 minutes. If the color seeps into the bowl, there is a leak! (Flush until the coloring goes away to keep from staining the toilet.) See how to find a toilet leak. Replacing this piece is inexpensive and easy - here's how. Plus, find other leaks using your meter.

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A holiday gift idea

What takes away some of the hassle of summertime irrigation? What is environmentally conscious and helps conserve water? What is the latest tech tool that's fun to monitor? A smart irrigation controller! 

While outdoor yard work is the probably the last thing on everyone's mind, getting a smart irrigation controller during the holidays makes getting into the swing of things once summer rolls around so much easier. Smart controllers are easy to install, and programming it is just a matter of a few buttons on the phone app. 

And if your Water Wiser designation is current, you can apply for a rebate of 50% off! But, you need to apply before Dec. 31, 2019.

Improving our infrastructure

Ensuring that residents and businesses of Castle Rock have clean, reliable water 24/7 is our top priority. This means, that in addition to managing all of the plants, pipes and hydrants, we must also do some big construction improvements along the way. These projects incorporate new infrastructure, upgrading to modern standards and replacing aging equipment.  For 2019, this included:

  • Plum Creek Water Purification Facility - started expansion for additional treatment to handle reuse water.
  • Town golf course non-potable lines - added non-potable (non-drinking) water service to the Red Hawk Golf Course.
  • Plum Creek Water Reclamation Facility - assisted in the expansion.
  • Stormwater improvements - managed the flow of water through the community, including Gordon Drive, Douglas Lane, and Hangman’s Gulch.
  • Well drilling - added or replaced several surface alluvial and deep groundwater wells (some of which reach more than 1,600 feet into the earth).
If you are curious about a project under construction, look to the Development Activity Map for more information. 
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