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Providing clean, safe, reliable, on-demand drinking water, wastewater, stormwater, parks, trails, and open space services to the people of Castle Pines, west of I-25.

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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.

Full color guide to Xeriscape Plants

Storm Water

Stormwater is just that – water that comes from weather events. When rain or snowmelt follows the natural contours of the land it gathers in natural or manmade low spots or retention ponds. The District maintains regional storm drain detention facilities throughout the community. All other storm drain culverts and pipelines are maintained by the City of Castle Pines and HOA’s. Specific drainage improvements within individual parcels are designed and installed by individual developers. The District also provides water erosion control in natural drainage areas in the community.

Keep it Clean Because We're All Downstream

Stormwater runoff occurs when rain or snowmelt is not absorbed and flows over the ground. As stormwater flows over driveways, lawns and sidewalks, it picks up debris, chemicals and other pollutants.

When stormwater flows into a storm drain, or sewer system, it eventually finds its way into our creeks, streams, rivers, lakes, and reservoirs. Any pollution that enters a storm drain is discharged, untreated, into the water we use for fishing, swimming, and even for drinking.

Plants, fish, animals and people are all affected by polluted stormwater. Imagine thousands of people dropping cigarette butts on the street, sweeping dirt off their driveways or washing detergent off their cars and down the storm drain. It ALL ends up in our water.