Honoring Public Natural Gas Week

Published: 10/8/2015  11:40 AM
​It's Public Natural Gas Week, and that got me thinking about a recent presentation from an expert on natural gas. He said that there are nearly as many miles of natural gas pipelines in the United States as there are roads! Who knew?! Being curiou ...

Light the Drake

Published: 10/7/2015  1:15 PM
​As we celebrate Public Power Week and Arts Month, it’s seemingly the perfect time to work on a project that could light the stacks and steam plume of our downtown Martin Drake power plant in an artistic manner using efficient LED lighting. A few li ...

Protect your sprinkler system from early freeze

Published: 10/6/2015  3:40 PM
Reprinted with permission from the Associated Landscape Contractors of Colorado. We've enjoyed a record-breaking warm September throughout much of Colorado and even though it's October, we're still running our sprinkler systems! Yet the temperatur ...

Recycled SDS fencing benefits Pueblo Habitat for Humanity

Published: 10/2/2015  8:57 AM
The Pueblo Habitat for Humanity's mission will get a boost as a result of a donation of chain link fence used for the Southern Delivery System water project. "We are so pleased to provide this worthy organization the fencing we used for SDS in ...

Featured xeriscape plant: The Blues Little Bluestem

Published: 9/30/2015  10:41 AM
The Blues Little Bluestem is a clump-forming bunchgrass. During its active growth period in summer, it has bright blue leaves. The foliage turns red during the fall and remains so all winter. The Blues Little Bluestem has performed very well at the ...

Creek Week 2015: There’s no excuse

Published: 9/25/2015  9:11 AM
​Raise your hand if you love seeing garbage in our waterways. No? We don’t either, so Colorado Springs Utilities and numerous organizations have partnered with the Fountain Creek Watershed District to put on the second annual Creek Week cleanup. ...

Fact check: Customers benefit from innovation

Published: 9/23/2015  3:24 PM
Recently, the Colorado Springs Business Journal questioned our ability to “move on” from our past and build a better today and tomorrow for our customers. It’s rare we address this type of allegation, but when it comes to the innovative work of our ...

Meet a beautiful blonde

Published: 9/21/2015  1:17 PM
One of the best ways to enhance your landscape is to add ornamental grasses. Not only are they incredibly easy to care for, they look great all winter when most plants are dormant for six months. Don’t plant just any old grass you see at the garden ...

Featured xeriscape plant: Dwarf Blue Rabbitbrush

Published: 9/17/2015  3:49 PM
Dwarf blue rabbitbrush is a good choice where you want a small, tidy flowering shrub that will tolerate low water conditions. It grows as a compact mound of silver-blue linear leaves for most of the summer. In late summer, golden yellow flower clus ...

Healthy landscapes need year-round care

Published: 9/10/2015  9:53 AM
With cooler temperatures around the corner, now is a good time to prepare your landscape for winter. Use these tips to give lawns, plants, trees and shrubs a better chance of rebounding next spring. Not only will your landscape maintain its health, ...

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Saved by the bell   

Eric  by  Eric  on  8/21/2013

Student/Teacher at computerI spent a lot of time in school with one eye on the clock waiting for the bell to ring – maybe some of you can relate. I actually knew where the second hand would be on each clock – no, they weren’t digital – when the bell would ring. I was half way to the door by the time it stopped.

In case you haven’t noticed, school season is once again upon us. There’s more traffic in the mornings and more kids walking around the neighborhoods.

You may be saying, “That’s great, but what does school have to do with utilities?” Well, let me tell you. We’ve got a great education program for teachers, parents, students, organizations and the community in general to learn about utilities safety and the importance of conservation.

We offer:

  • Facility tours
  • Educational and entertaining programs
  • Classroom presentations
  • Teaching kits
  • Interactive tools online

You’ll find more educational information under the Community tab on our website. Check it out and see if there’s something there for you and/or your kids to help them understand what happens when they flip the light switch or turn the water faucet.

Not a teacher, but still interested? Not a problem. Most of these tools and offerings are available for kids of all ages!

As a community-owned utility, we’re proud to support activities to help everyone learn more about being safe around utilities and how to conserve.

Don’t worry, there’s no quadratic formula and you don’t need to show your work. Heck, we don’t even spring pop quizzes on you or hand out grades. It’s all about providing a fun way to learn more about your four-service utility.

Whoa…gotta go, the bell’s about to ring!​


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