Ensuring a strong water future is more than pipelines and water supply; it’s about partnerships with our community. Developing programs for conservation within the business space, has additional benefits beyond saving water for future generations. It also means less landfill waste, contributing to ecological advantages for water quality.
Given the economic concerns during COVID, Castle Rock Water has launched two conservation efforts for businesses that have been hit the hardest - small, local restaurants. Small steps help offset immediate financial burdens while helping long term conservation goals.
Additionally, Castle Rock Water continues to provide COVID financial assistance programs, available to residents and any small business. Details of these programs can be found on CRgov.com/CRWaterCares.
To-Go Box assistance program for small business, food / beverage establishments
Locally-owned, small business food / beverage establishments, who are Castle Rock Water customers that have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, can apply to receive a supply of to-go boxes. In addition to providing support for this added cost, Castle Rock Water is also helping to reduce landfill waste, improving water quality and aiding in water conservation. Small food / beverage establishments can apply on a first-come, first-served basis by completing an online application.
- Quantity of to-go boxes is equal to a maximum of 100 per day, available for pick-up in bulk quantities from Castle Rock Water. While supplies last; supplies are limited.
- These to-go boxes were once water bottles and are recyclable and microwave-safe.
- An included sticky note identifying the partnership and purpose of the to-go box should be affixed by the food / beverage establishment personnel on all boxes, to further the message of reducing landfill waste, improving water quality and aiding in water conservation.
Restroom Plumbing Improvements for small business, food / beverage establishments
The Restroom Plumbing Improvement program encourages the removal of toilets using 1.28 gallons per flush or higher and replacing them with an ultra-high efficiency, water saving toilet using 0.8 gallons per flush or less. Additionally, urinals will be evaluated for flushing valve upgrades to further reach the Town’s water efficiency goal. The specific equipment and plumbing services will be paid by Castle Rock Water and approval from the restaurant manager and building owner is required. Small food / beverage establishments can apply on a first-come, first-served basis by completing an online form.
Please contact waterconservation@CRgov.com with specific questions.
- Castle Rock Water will purchase new ultra-high efficiency toilet(s) and pay all plumbing service expenses directly. Some restrictions apply.
- Upon site inspection and eligibility acknowledgement, the plumbing contractor will schedule the retrofit at the convenience of the food / beverage establishment.
- Removed toilets will be recycled by Castle Rock Water.
- Applications are processed in the order received and retrofits are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Funding is limited.
- Appropriate tax / gift forms are applicable. Please fill out a W-9 (PDF).