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xERISCAPING IN CASTLE PINES NORTH

A good landscape and garden begins with a good design. To learn how Xeriscaping can enhance your home and save you money on your water bill, read The 7 Principles of Xeriscape. You will also find information on water saving Bluegrass alternatives in this document.

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:

Recent News

Understanding water to protect our investments

Check out our latest article in the August edition of the Castle Pines Connection.

Upcoming Household Chemical Roundups

Mark your calendar for two opportunities to shed your home of chemicals.

Summer Turf Repair

Unseasonably warm and dry winter leads to damaged turf.

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Get a free 90-minute audit of your system that will help you save money and conserve water.

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Which entity is responsible for ___________? Is it CPNMD? Or the City or Master HOA?

Your property taxes are going down - find out why

All homeowners within CPNMD jurisdiction will see a noticeable reduction in their property taxes owed this year thanks to a debt we paid-off early.

Now available: Public Engagement Update and 2017 Budget process

View the presentations from our Dec. 12 Board of Directors meeting.

Now Available: Updated Draft 2017 Rate Study Presentation from Nov. 21, 2016 Board Meeting

Review the updated 2017 rate study prepared by Bartle Wells Associationand presented to the Board of Directors at its regular meeting on Mon., Nov. 21.

Now Available: Updated Draft 2017 Rate Study Presentation from Nov. 21, 2016 Board Meeting

Review the updated 2017 rate study prepared by Bartle Wells Associationand presented to the Board of Directors at its regular meeting on Mon., Nov. 21.

Reminders and Resources for Dog Owners in Castle Pines

We take great pride in caring for the outdoor amenities we own and manage on behalf of our community – and we want to make sure that all residents and their four-legged friends continue to enjoy them. To ensure a safe and fun visit, we’ve complied the most relevant laws for Douglas County dog owners.

Get Your Yard and Garden Ready for Fall

Prepare your yard and garden for the months ahead with these winterizing tips.

Now Available: Draft 2017 Rate Study Presentation from Oct. 17, 2016 Board Meeting

Read the 2017 rate study presented by Bartle Wells Association, experts in public financing, to the Board of Directors at its regular meeting Mon., Oct. 17.

Don’t Forget to Winter Water!

To keep your landscape plants healthy and to promote good root development, we’re sharing a few tips on proper winter watering.

First Public Basketball Courts Proposed for Castle Pines North

Despite the Castle Pines area’s reputation for outdoor recreation, Castle Pines North does not have one public basketball court to accommodate the community’s b-ball enthusiasts. That’s about to change.

Castle Pines North Community Voters Turn Aside Water Resource Plan

Residents of the Castle Pines North Metro District (CPNMD) have rejected a proposal to finance a $64 million-dollar financing package to implement a far-reaching water resource plan. The vote, 1317 against the proposal and 659 in favor, followed a tally Tuesday night. CPNMD created a plan to reduce reliance on groundwater from wells and support renewable water from snow and rainfall. This includes storage in Chatfield Reservoir, through the Chatfield Reallocation Project in the next three to five years.

“It’s back to square one, as we have to do a better job in detailing for our residents and customers that this plan assures the long-term economic health of the community,” said board president Keith Dodd. “Our community must think about the infrastructure that is required to meet our water needs. We can put it off, but eventually water demand has to be dealt with. It is arguably the most critical need our residents have.”

Dodd and directors Kathy Rosenkrans and Eric Edwards were re-elected to four year terms; director Stephen Allen was re-elected to a two-year term.

Castle Pines North Metro District Reaches Agreement with the Ridge

A 20-year water supply agreement has been renewed between the Castle Pines North Metropolitan District (CPNMD) and the Ridge at Castle Pines North golf course.

The new agreement, which will be signed by the Metro District’s board of directors at the May 16th meeting, extends the District’s ability to provide up to 240 acre feet of treated effluent water (reclaimed water from sewer treatment) to irrigate the golf course. The Ridge has irrigated the course this way since it was completed in 1997, governed by an initial 20-year pact.

The Metro District has the ability to reduce the amount of irrigation in years when drought conditions may affect the overall water supply condition of the District. And under Colorado’s complicated water laws, the District retains rights to the return flows from the golf course. The Ridge will pay $2.66 per 1,000 gallons, a rate based upon the cost of service to provide this type of water.

“We see the Ridge as a valuable asset to our community, and a desirable customer. The water conservation practices they have been developing demonstrate their appreciation of how valuable an asset water is in Colorado, and to our District,” said District Manager Jim Nikkel.

The treated effluent is pumped from the Plum Creek Water Reclamation Authority plant on US 85 to a pond featured on the 16th hole of the golf course, which supplies the sprinklers on the golf course.

The Ridge at Castle Pines golf course is an award-winning public course designed by Tom Weiskopf, and is nationally recognized for its roomy fairways, sculpted bunkers and large rolling greens. It is managed by Troon Golf, the largest golf management company in the world, and owned by an Arizona investment group.