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.
Whatever your lifestyle, there’s a level of water conservation that can suit you. Castle Pines North Metropolitan District is committed to providing our customers with practical conservation ideas that give you as much bang for your buck as possible.
When was the last time your sprinkler system had a check-up? If you’re like the rest of us, the answer may be never. But you’re in luck. Through a partnership with the Center for ReSource Conservation, we’re offering a limited number of FREE 90-minute inspections that will include:
Inspections are based on first come, first served so sign-up today! Visit
slowtheflow.conservationcenter.org and get on the list. Inspections will start in June.
For more information on this partnership, visit the Center for ReSource Conservation.
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The Castle Pines North Metropolitan District's new Calsense Irrigation Flow Management System utilizes a centralized computer controlled irrigation system.
The system's flow meter sensors are able to detect abnormally high rates of water flow and are designed to shut down a main irrigation line within a few short minutes. The system is programmed to automatically send an "alert" message to the computer used by the parks and open space staff. The message provides the details of the issue and the exact location of the failure so that repairs can be made quickly.
Shortly after the system was brought online in 2008, a failure was detected in a main line break over a weekend and shut down the affected area, saving an estimated 168,600 gallons of water. That equates to the amount of water one family could use indoors for two years (based on 7,000 gallons a month). An added value to the system's design is that it will shutdown one zone when an emergency occurs, but continue the watering of other scheduled zones. Additional benefits of the system include water management reporting and water budgeting.
The Calsense system was purchased in 2007 with a $56,000 grant from the Colorado Water Conservation Board. Calsense is the leader in Smart Water Applications Technology (SWAT), a national partnership initiative created by the Irrigation Association to promote landscape water use efficiency through the application of state-of-the-art irrigation technologies. The Calsense system receives data from the Campbell Scientific Weather Station weather to determine weather conditions and is ET and soil moisture based.