Castle Rock has approved a $400 million water plan, according to the Rocky Mountain News [February 1, 2006, "Castle Rock OKs future water plan"]. From the article, "The Town Council unanimously approved a $400 million long-range water plan Tuesday night, but plans to use impact fees on new homes to pay for much of it were met with howls of protest from developers...
"The town's new water plan aims to secure 75 percent of Castle Rock's future water supply from renewable and reusable sources.
"It hopes to do so by reducing consumption in town by 18 percent per person and implementing a 'water budget' program that will penalize water users who guzzle too many gallons by charging a higher rate.
"Castle Rock also will conserve water by promoting the use of more efficient irrigation systems in residents' yards.
"On the supply side, the town plans to tap into nearly 10,000 acre-feet of water in the Reuter- Hess reservoir, a 16,000 acre-foot storage facility being built near Parker."
Category: Colorado Water