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A primary purpose of this social media contest is to get the concept of ColoradoScape out to Castle Rock residents. When neighbors walk or drive by the ColoradoScape designed front yard, this education is present every day (and is not hidden in the back yard.)
No, the ColoradoScape Contest is based on the networking of social media and getting the word out to our connections. The contest is available through all primary social network channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram). The Town of Castle Rock will use our social media platform reach (followers) to get the word out so the number of your followers is not critical.
This is a contest geared toward water conservation so any tips on low-water plants and materials, irrigation efficiency and the benefits of water conservation, will be warranted. Keep it positive and 30 to 60 seconds.
Past entries have been simple cell phone video of comments from the family, from kids and pets being cute, as well as ones with downloaded video templates, costumes and conservation-laced poems. The message is most important.
This is a social media contest and anything that is cute and catchy will garner more votes. The top five finalists are rated on the message first and then creativity. People have played to their strengths—we’ve had an impersonator, cosplay costumes, dolled up dogs and firefighters in their gear. Winning from the top five is about popularity and the more you and your connections put the word out, the more votes you’ll get. The first-year winner put signs in their yard and on their vehicles, and got people from work involved.
Shoot the video horizontally on any media device (phone, tablet, etc.). Upload the video to your preferred social media platform (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), set your account to PUBLIC and tag @CRgov. We will send you a confirmation that we got it. If you don’t hear from us within 24 hours of uploading, contact us. When the top five finalists are chosen, we will reach back out to you to obtain access to your video so we can upload it to our social media channels for the final competition.
For 2022, participants should upload their 30 to 60 second video to a social media platform anytime between April 1 to 30. We take a few days to select the top five and then will put it out for the public to vote via likes around May 6-13. Castle Rock Water will then get with the winner about HOA permissions, design and logistics. The scheduled installation date is the first week of June.
The selection committee will typically include the Mayor, a Town Councilmember and members of the Water Commission. The videos are rated on the conservation message first and then creativity.
Yes! You can use the same video too. The 2021 winner, though they created a new video, had entered the previous year.
Residents acquire a Water Wiser designation after attending a Water Wiser workshop, and this designation is valid for five years. To maintain this designation, residents are required to take a renewal course prior to expiration. The designation follows the resident (not the address), and the designation is valid even if the resident moves within Town limits. Customers will be notified when designations are expiring.
Being a Water Wiser participant exempts you from the every-third-day watering restrictions. However, you must still follow the watering schedule times. Watering is NOT permitted between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. View the Watering Schedule.
The Water Wiser placard should be easily visible from the front of the residence. If this placard becomes lost or damaged, please email us to obtain a replacement.
For new plants to establish a healthy root system, newly planted vegetation requires water more frequently than the every-third-day schedule allows. Residents can apply for a watering exemption for watering to occur on any day necessary while the exemption is in effect. Watering still needs to occur before 8 a.m. or after 8 p.m.
Violations may be appealed in writing within 10 days of the mailing date on the violation. You may submit the appeal by sending an email to waterconservation@CRgov.com. Please provide your account number and the reason why you feel the violation was issued in error. While a determination is being made, please pay any associated surcharges by the billing due date to avoid late charges. If the appeal is approved, the related surcharge will be credited to the water billing account within the subsequent billing cycle. Note that a photograph is typically taken of the violation and is used in evaluation of the appeal.