​​Significant upgrades planned for the Mesa Water Treatment Plant

Published: 10/20/2016  9:41 AM
We believe water is the lifeblood of our community. Never has this been more relevant than today, as concerns over the safety of our nation’s water supply have taken on a renewed focus. Delivering a reliable and safe water supply is a responsibilit ...

Careers in Energy Week

Published: 10/18/2016  4:31 PM
What did you want to be when you grew up? When I was a kid, I wanted to be a football player. I watched my favorite team every Sunday and hoped I could play for them. My real question is, did you ever dream of a career in the energy industry? Maybe ...

Celebrate Fire Prevention Week: Oct. 9-15

Published: 10/11/2016  8:32 AM
Fire Prevention Week takes place every year and commemorates the tragic Great Chicago Fire of 1871 which resulted in almost 300 fatalities and more than 17,000 structures destroyed.  The cause of this massive fire was never determined but it is spec ...

Shower better

Published: 10/6/2016  3:49 PM
Showering is an important part of the day, helping us wake up in the morning or unwind in the evening. Showering is also one of the leading ways Americans use water in the home, accounting for nearly 17 percent of indoor water use. Every time you t ...

Celebrating community ownership

Published: 10/4/2016  3:18 PM
While every public utility is the same in the fact that it’s owned by the community it serves, each one is also different as it reflects the values and characteristics of its community. We’re celebrating all the similarities and differences this wee ...

Xeriscape garden celebrates 25th birthday

Published: 9/23/2016  8:45 AM
​Colorado Springs’ first and oldest xeriscape demonstration garden is celebrating its 25th year in 2016. Open to the public, the Colorado Springs Utilities Xeriscape Demonstration Garden, located at 2855 Mesa Rd., is the largest in southern Colorado ...

Taking action now to ensure a reliable water future

Published: 9/13/2016  1:09 PM
​Most of us take water, and the systems that bring it to and from homes andbusinesses, for granted. We turn on the tap, and safe drinking water comesout, but could you imagine a day or even a week without water? While unimaginable here, we, like ma ...

Please slow down for Alaynah

Published: 9/7/2016  1:05 PM
​Construction zones seem to be the norm, not the exception, around town. Between utilities, city and state projects, more of us are learning that the road to some places is paved with cone zones and detours. Between the cranes, trucks and cones are ...

​​​Fall landscaping: Get a jump on next year

Published: 8/30/2016  11:18 AM
Just because summer is almost over, doesn’t mean your yard renovation has to wait until next year. Late summer is a great time to start brainstorming what you need out of your yard, how to get there and even start part of the process. Planning and ...

Water We Doing?

Published: 8/29/2016  9:13 AM
​We all take water and conservation lightly. As rains fall and groundwater creates headaches for most of us, we do not conserve as we should. Everyone sees rainfall and snow packs come and go without a second thought, believing that the beneficial w ...

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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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