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Posted on: February 15, 2019

Reuse water is coming to Castle Rock; learn more at an open house Feb. 23

In a changing community, planning for the future is important. For years, Castle Rock Water has worked to secure the community’s long-term water future. Now, purified reuse water is making its way to Castle Rock, and that means big things for the community. Learn more at an open house Saturday, Feb. 23.

Join Castle Rock Water from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Plum Creek Water Purification Facility, 1929 Liggett Road, to learn more about how reuse water is a safe, sustainable and economical water source for the community. 

Reuse is a simple process that involves producing safe drinking water from treated wastewater reclaimed from a creek or river. After water is used in homes and businesses, it goes down the drain and is sent to the Plum Creek Water Reclamation Authority’s wastewater treatment plant. There, contaminants are removed and the treated water is released into East Plum Creek. Soon, instead of allowing that water to be lost to downstream communities, Castle Rock Water will recapture it from the creek, purify it and then reuse it.

This recycling process is being used more and more, and is even how some WISE water is produced. Now, Castle Rock Water is joining a growing list of communities around the country who are using this advanced technology to produce safe, reliable drinking water.

Learn more at the open house. Water experts will be on hand to answer questions. Plus, take a tour of the water treatment plant, and learn about the advanced treatment processes being installed to make way for purified reuse water. 

Children’s activities and breakfast burritos will be provided, and adults will get the chance to taste wine made from repurified water.

Castle Rock Water has been planning for reuse since 2006. This new water supply will be blended with the Town’s other water resources – including underground wells, imported water and renewable water from East Plum Creek. Ultimately, purified reuse water will make up about a third of the Town’s total water supply.

Learn more at CRgov.com/reuse.

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