Programs & Tours
School classroom programs
These programs teach students about the water cycle and how it specifically relates to Castle Rock. Our Water Efficiency Supervisor Rick Schultz will come to your classroom and provide a 60 to 70 minute interactive presentation directly relating to several Earth Science Standards (fifth and sixth grade).
The students are able to not only learn about water as a resource, but participate in hands-on activities for deeper understanding, and relating that knowledge to where they live.
The presentation includes:
- The water cycle
- Where Castle Rock gets its water
- Groundwater and surface water-renewable and nonrenewable resources
- Stormwater and water quality - the impact of human civilization
- Importance of conservation - and our Town’s goal
- Students help build an aquifer in a fish tank
Provided by South Metro Water Supply Authority, these K-12 presentations provide in-depth information about local water challenges and solutions by exploring how water moves and is captured for urban use both regionally and, specifically, here in the South Metro area. Presentations are designed for classroom-size groups and can be customized to complement classroom learning goals. All presentations are FREE. The Water Ambassadors Program is also happy to support special projects. Accommodations have been made for pandemic precautions.
- K - 2nd Grade: Water, Water Everywhere
- 3rd - 5th Grade: Where Does My Water Come From?
- 6th - 8th Grade: Natural and Urban Water
- 9th - 12th Grade: Colorado Water
Plum Creek Water Purification Facility tour
Watch your water get treated by touring the Town’s state-of-the-art Plum Creek Water Purification Facility - one of the Town’s Legacy Water Projects. The facility’s unique design uses a five-step treatment process and state-of-the-art advanced treatment to purify both groundwater and surface water:
- Chemical pretreatment
- Flocculation / sedimentation
- Greensand filtration
- Membrane filtration
- Ozone application
- Granular Activated Carbon filtration
- Ultraviolet contact
- Post-filter chemical treatment
Want to know what all of those steps entail? See them in action during tours of the facility. Tours are typically held at 10 a.m. the fourth Wednesday of each month and last about one hour. There is no cost for the tour.
Reservations and appointments are required. Complete the reservation form, or call 720-733-6000. Special tours can be scheduled for groups larger than 10 people.