Unearthing the importance of good soil

Published: 5/22/2015  9:12 AM
Good soil preparation saves time, energy and money. Why? Colorado soils have very low levels of organic matter and are often highly compacted. While plants native to Colorado have adapted to soils low in organic matter, plants not native to Colorado ...

Find ways to save at our Open House

Published: 5/20/2015  10:48 AM
Curious of which water-wise plants are best suited for your yard? Wondering how you can make your home more energy efficient? Join us at our Open House, Saturday, June 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Conservation and Environmental Center (2855 M ...

Students save more than 1 million gallons of water

Published: 5/18/2015  3:09 PM
Many students in Colorado Springs learned about water this year. During the 2014-15 school year, our water education school programs connected with more than 10,000 students in Kindergarten through 12th grade. Programs covered topics from water supp ...

The scoop about mulch

Published: 5/15/2015  10:47 AM
One of the biggest secrets to growing a beautiful landscape is covering bare soil between plants with mulch. When you use mulch, landscape plants stay healthier and last longer. You also save water –evaporative water loss is reduced by 50 to 60 perc ...

Featured xeriscape plant: Siberian peashrub

Published: 5/14/2015  10:27 AM
The Siberian peashrub is an upright shrub with and oval shape (taller than broad). Bright, small yellow flowers are pea-shaped and followed by a fruit that resembles a short, narrow peapod. The compound leaves are light green in color with short, st ...

Properly installed sump pumps can save you $$ and worry

Published: 5/13/2015  12:11 PM
With the nearly nonstop rain we've experienced over the last several days, sump pumps are in high demand at local hardware stores, and for good reason. For customers with basements or crawl spaces in their homes, the use of sump pumps is fairly com ...

Nationally recognized for leadership development

Published: 5/12/2015  1:27 PM
Whether you see an electric worker responding to an electric outage, or you’re speaking with one of our customer service representatives about your account, we’ve ensured they’ve received the proper training to serve our customers effectively. Behin ...

Drip irrigation for your xeriscape

Published: 5/11/2015  3:26 PM
I thought I knew enough about xeriscape to feel I could successfully convert a portion of my lawn to low-water plants and shrubs. That is, until I was reminded that my irrigation system will need to change too. Whether you’re replacing grass or est ...

Electric workers put it all on the line

Published: 5/5/2015  4:54 PM
Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds. Most of us have heard this phrase applied a number of ways, most likely describing U.S. postal workers. The same could be sai ...

Greener ways for our waterways

Published: 4/30/2015  4:05 PM
Trails and waterways – also known as greenways – are an inherent part of our local environment and culture. Hey, it’s why a lot of us love living here. Over time, though, many of these areas have degraded because of littler, improper use and other ...

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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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