At Work

Conduct a water audit

Monitor monthly utility bills to gauge your consumption. Many times the accounting office just pays the bill. Designate someone to create a water-usage target.

Check for leaks 


Check water meters at night or on the weekend to detect leaks. There should be no flow when all water-using fixtures have been turned off.

Upgrade older toilets and urinals


Check for water-saving WaterSense® labeled models. Consider waterless urinals.

Keep restroom fixtures in good repair


Fix leaks promptly and encourage co-workers to report leaks and problems with plumbing and irrigation equipment.

Install an instant water heater near your kitchen / snack room sink


Employees won’t have to run the water while it heats up. This also reduces energy costs.

Install water-saving aerators to faucets


Adding an aerator to all office faucets is one of the least expensive, and more productive ways, to reduce water consumption.

Have qualified assistance


Make sure your plumber / maintenance takes measures to reduce your water, energy and chemical use.

Get employees involved


Place a water-saving tip in your employee newsletter and incentivize water-saving suggestions.

Create a conservation culture


Invite Castle Rock Water conservation staff to your organization for Earth Day and other environmental events to help promote water savings.

Upgrade operational equipment


Consider and compare water use when purchasing ice makers, dishwashers, reverse osmosis units, coolers and cleaning equipment.

Maximize your cooling towers


If your facility relies on cooling towers, have maintenance maximize cycles of concentration by providing efficient water treatment.
Conservation culture

Xeriscape


Re-landscape with drought tolerant plants where lawn is not needed.

Practice good irrigation


Monitor the irrigation system and do not allow water to run onto walks, streets or down the gutter. Castle Rock allows commercial buildings to water before 5 a.m. and after 10 p.m.

Use pressurized nozzles


While cleaning sidewalks, use a high pressurized nozzle (but use a broom when appropriate.)

Wash smart


Wash company vehicles at commercial car washers that recycle water and only when needed rather than on a schedule.

Drink tap


Install a water bottle filler at water fountains. Drinking tap water eliminates the resources (water, gasoline, energy, etc.) used for manufacturing water bottles and transporting them.