CASTLE ROCK, Colo. — As towns and cities across Colorado look for new ways to conserve water, the new water purification facility in Castle Rock, Colo. allows the town to treat and reuse surface water, according to Channel 9 News.

The plant is now up and running and will help the town build the infrastructure to collect, treat and reuse its own wastewater, stated the article.

"It's absolutely a critical time to be implementing stuff like this. The population continues to grow," said Castle Rock Director of Utilities Mark Marlowe.

The renewable plant currently supplies 35 percent of the town’s water, but that number is expected to increase to 75 percent.

"We hope eventually to be able to treat 12 million gallons a day through this plant," Marlowe said.

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