Invite us to share business conservation success

Published: 7/27/2016  9:38 AM
​Are you a member of a business or professional group with regular meetings? Are you able to meet at local spaces for tours? Did you know we will speak to your group about how we can partner to save energy, water and money? Invite us to come to you ...

Water conservation pays off

Published: 7/25/2016  11:24 AM
When it comes to saving water, our community is a pro. Since 2002, Colorado Springs residents have reduced their average water use by 30 percent. Since that same time, customers have saved an average of 11 percent, or $100 per year, on their water b ...

Transformation of the electric utility: Roadmap for energy efficiency

Published: 7/20/2016  4:25 PM
Energy efficiency programs will play an important role in the transformation of our electric utility and in our mission of providing safe, reliable and competitively priced power. These types of programs are designed to help us reduce our energy use ...

Higher temps don’t always mean higher water bills

Published: 7/19/2016  11:38 AM
​It may seem obvious that you could have a high water bill due to watering your landscape more during the hottest time of the year. What you may not be aware of is that all of this water might not be put to beneficial use. Most people I talk to fee ...

​Providing reliable service year-round

Published: 7/11/2016  3:10 PM
We are proud to say that our customers receive some of the most reliable electric service in the nation with power available more than 99.99 percent of the time. We understand that you depend on us to keep your homes and businesses running. Power o ...

No perfluorinated chemicals in Colorado Springs Utilities drinking water

Published: 7/7/2016  3:25 PM
​There has been a great deal of news media coverage regarding Perfluorinated Chemicals (PFCs) detected in some public groundwater wells serving the communities of Security, Widefield and Fountain. Please be assured that Colorado Springs Utilities cu ...

​Colorado Springs Utilities featured in ColoradoBiz

Published: 6/28/2016  12:15 PM
In the latest issue of ColoradoBiz magazine, our CEO, Jerry Forte, talks about why a municipal utility works for our community. Accountability to our customers and reliable utility services stand out among the many benefits of local control.You can ...

Locator Safety: Not the same old story

Published: 6/20/2016  4:14 PM
As utility locators, we don’t just have to look out for our daily safety, but our job is safety. That might sound like the same type of safety talk that everyone uses when they talk about their work, but locating is different. Let me explain. In mo ...

​​Transformation of the electric utility: The ECO Program

Published: 6/20/2016  9:23 AM
At the height of summer, the demand for electricity reaches its peak. This typically happens in certain areas of town and occurs on very hot summer weekdays when both homes and businesses are using high amounts of electricity, especially with air co ...

Featured plant: Bearded Iris

Published: 6/16/2016  1:27 PM
​The bearded iris is one of the most easy-care and reliable perennial flowers in Colorado Springs. They're in bloom right now at the Xeriscape Demonstration Garden, and are putting on a spectacular show. Not only do they have amazing flowers, but t ...

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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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