Can we have a rain barrel on our property to collect rain water and/or sump pump discharge water? I thought rain barrels were legal in Colorado but have heard conflicting opinions locally.

What are the rules and regulations regarding the use of these on private property? 

In 2016, House Bill 1005 was signed allowing rainwater collection of up to two rain barrels – with a combined capacity of 110 gallons – at each Colorado household. Collected rainwater may be used to irrigate outdoor lawns, plants or gardens. If you live within a homeowner’s association, check the guidelines as your HOA may have aesthetic requirements for the location and/or appearance of rainwater barrels.

Published July 8, 2022

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1. Can we have a rain barrel on our property to collect rain water and/or sump pump discharge water? I thought rain barrels were legal in Colorado but have heard conflicting opinions locally.
2. Will pharmaceuticals (birth control, hormones, etc.) and other chemicals and organic material (such as blood) be extracted from our drinking water with advanced treatment?
3. Will the cost of our water go down with the implementation of water reuse, or should we expect costs to remain steady?
4. Why are we being forced to drink recycled water starting in 2020? Did I miss a Town vote on this? I do not want to drink recycled water. I'd rather slow Town growth than drink recycled water.
5. What is the source of the water in Sellars Gulch? It flows year-round through Festival Park but seems to disappear just a few miles upstream.
6. Why is Castle Rock Water asking residents, HOAs, and commercial customers to conserve more water?
7. Is our water bill among the highest in the nation?
8. Why aren’t developers required to desert-scape in Castle Rock?
9. Does the Town have a surplus of water it sells to other communities?