A good landscape and garden begins with a good design. To learn more about how xeriscaping can enhance your home, read The 7 Principles of Xeriscape.
Although the Front Range presents a special set of challenges for growing trees, the desire to have a large shade tree in your yard can be a reality. Learn more about caring for your trees in Castle Pines North.
Want to know the proper way to plant trees and shrubs? Our Tree and Shrub Planting Guidelines can get your plants off to the right start.
Click the graphic below for CPNMD's full color guide to Xeriscape Plants:
Castle Pines North Metropolitan District provides these services to the residents and businesses located in the Castle Pines North community. To contact CPNMD by phone, please call 303-688-8550. Or visit our website www.cpnmd.org.
All CPNMD residential water customers have individualized water budgets, or allotments, that are based on a number of factors, including lot size. During the irrigation season, April through October, your monthly budget will vary depending on these factors, which take into account historical anticipated rainfall amounts. The budget is designed to cover both indoor water use and irrigation. During the winter, all residents are allotted a budget of 5,000 gallons per month for indoor use.
Your budget determines the rate at which your water use is charged. Residents who stay within their budget are charged at the lowest rate per thousand gallons, or what we refer to as Tier 1. As you exceed your budget, the rate per thousand gallons increases through Tiers 2, 3, and 4. Water budgets are one of the means by which the District hopes to encourage conservation. Simply put, the more you use, the more you pay.
Each month, your bill shows your budget for that month and how your actual usage compares to that budget. There is also a notation of the next month’s budget so that you can plan your water use accordingly. You are only charged for the gallons you use.
Ball fields maintained by CPNMD can be reserved for a nominal fee. How to reserve a facility. Pavilion areas at Coyote Ridge and Retreat Park are covered and may be reserved for special events or picnics. You may also contact Susan or Patty at the District office at 303-688-8550.
Located at 7404 Yorkshire Drive, the Castle Pines North Community Center is a full-service facility that can be used for meetings and special events. The building features restrooms and a small kitchen. The Community Center may be rented for a nominal fee. Contact us to make a reservation.
The rates for fields, park pavilions and the CPNMD community center for residents and non-residents, HOAs, scout and school groups, and profit and non-profit organizations are established through the year 2015. Fee schedule.
CPNMD provided Stormwater Ownership Maps to the Master HOA and the City in 2015. Each HOA should have a copy they can distribute to interested homeowners. If you’re having trouble getting the document from your HOA, please contact Patty Hoffman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes. The nearly 200-page report is available here.
In October 2015. It’s the job of the Board of Directors, representing the voting public, to approve and adopt such plans. CPNMD board and staff hosted public forums and meetings to gather input before voting to adopt the plan. You can download it here.
Yes. All of this information is available on our website in the full plan and subsequent presentations. However, we understand it is a lot of complicated and technical information to sort through. We’re working to break-down the nuances and develop some simpler answers to all of these questions – and others we’re frequently asked. Stay tuned!
Not yet. CPNMD invested in polling and research prior to the election and the data demonstrated broad support by a 2 to 1 margin. We did not think it would be financially responsible or strategically beneficial to conduct research immediately following the election due to the disparity between the outcome and the pre-election polling. However, we have now started to actively seek public input.
The fact that voters turned down financing for a renewable water infrastructure plan does not mean the problem has been solved. All water utilities in Douglas County and surrounding areas have been working toward renewable water plans for up to 30 years because we all face the same limited water supply. We must continue working to solve this complicated issue. It’s possible that that CPNMD will go back to voters in the future but if we do, the question may look different. Right now, CPNMD board and staff are reevaluating the most viable options and will be scheduling a number of opportunities to gather community input.
No. CPNMD closely monitors opportunities to offset the cost of this plan through federal, state and other entities. To date, there has not been federal funding available.
Partnerships in place today include being a member of the Chatfield Reallocation Project, which will allow us to put to work our previous investments into water on the South Platte River, our partnership with Centennial that allows us to use the investment made in the Interconnect Pump Station and Pipeline and bring wintertime renewable water into CPNMD’s service area. Future partnerships look to include an expansion of the Centennial Water Treatment Plant to allow year around deliveries of renewable water, which will take advantage of the economies of scale not realized if the we must construct our own water treatment plant. We are also partnering with other water rights holders on the South Platte River in an effort to maximize the amount of water available under existing water rights.
The purpose of the plan was to vet the feasibility of all options available to us. We started with 315 ideas, narrowed it to 195 possibilities and ended up with a list of 3 of the most viable options. Those options are available in the full plan on our website and will also be more clearly explained in future communications.
The presentation from Bartle Wells Associates, experts in public financing and municipal issues, is available on our website at: http://cpnmd.org/news/2016/10/20/now-available-dra...
No. The proposed increases are a combination of a moderate rate increase of 4.5% (less than the increase imposed in 2016), very minimal increases in fixed fees (less than $2.00) and a new renewable water fee that is currently under consideration. The goal is to get fair and consistent methods of recovering costs associated with water supply and infrastructure for all residents. The initial 2017 budget proposal presented at the October 17, 2016 public meeting, indicates that over 90% of customers would see an overall impact of $22 or less on their monthly bills. However, additional public input is still being sought to determine the appropriate balance of fixed fees and tiered rates to cover costs.
Yes. Despite our best attempts to engage and communicate with our customers about the ballot measure, we learned from many people that they weren’t aware of the public forums or meetings and didn’t see the mailings and emails. We’ve recently made an investment to increase the frequency and quality of our communications and commit to improving how we inform our customers about all decisions and initiatives that affect them.
It’s not unusual for a small, budget-conscious organization to hire out communications and marketing rather than employing full-time staff. We’ve invested more resources in our communications consultants recently in response to an abundance of feedback from our customers who want and expect more regular communications about decisions and initiatives that affect them. People like to receive their communications in a variety of ways, so it’s important we invest in traditional mailings, social media, our website, events and local advertising as a means to reach a broad base of individuals.