Springs Utilities receives Tree Line USA Award for the twentieth year

Published: 4/24/2015  1:52 PM
As we celebrate Arbor Day, I am reminded of my favorite Dr. Seuss character, the Lorax, who claimed, “I am the Lorax. I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues.” I am proud to represent the Lorax for Springs Utilities.   This year, we w ...



Every day is Earth Day

Published: 4/22/2015  8:59 AM
For some, Earth Day is a one-day reminder to reduce, reuse and recycle. Maybe they’ll do something small today as a symbol but, they’ll go right back to their electronic gadgets, instant this and disposable that world tomorrow. Not us. We have two ...



Students slow the flow of water leaks

Published: 4/20/2015  9:03 AM
As part of Catamount Institute’s Young Environmental Steward’s (YES) Club, fourth and fifth grade students at Howbert Elementary School learned about toilet leak prevention from our water education experts and decided this was an excellent stewardsh ...



Get water wise with free xeriscape classes

Published: 4/14/2015  8:48 AM
Spring fever means it’s time to get busy in your yard. If your landscape needs improvement or renovation, we can help with free xeriscape classes taught by local landscape experts at our Conservation and Environmental Center. Offered from April to ...



We want you to be a lineworker

Published: 4/13/2015  11:25 AM
Reprinted with permission from the March-April 2015 issue of Public Power magazine. Working with high-voltage electricity is a dangerous job. "It has a certain characteristic with it," said Luke Burgess, a 49-year-old crew supervisor at ...



What are graywater use and rainwater harvesting?

Published: 4/9/2015  12:41 PM
Are you familiar with the many ways to recycle or reuse water? What types of water recycling practices will benefit your family and our community? Because we all want to do what we can to use water wisely, interest is growing in graywater use and r ...



Surveying snow key to forecasting water supply

Published: 4/8/2015  1:33 PM
How are extreme skiing and snow surveying related? Both activities seek out the most decisive snow conditions on the slopes of the Rocky Mountain. Other than that, there’s no relationship. The idea of comparing mountain snow to the amount of runoff ...



Water in the West and California's drought

Published: 4/7/2015  2:07 PM
Living in the West offers many advantages. Wide open spaces, majestic mountains and amazing recreational opportunities, to name a few. Still, there are challenges and water is certainly one them. If you’ve seen the recent news, extreme drought is t ...



Make the call to 811 before you dig

Published: 4/6/2015  9:17 AM
Do you know what’s lurking beneath your feet as you walk around in your yard or down the street in your neighborhood? Many are unaware that a complex infrastructure of pipelines and wires, including natural gas, electricity, water, sewage and commun ...



Don't forget to GIVE

Published: 4/3/2015  10:52 AM
There’s a lot going on this time of year. Outdoor activities are picking up now that the weather is coming around. Schools have turned the page to the final stretch of the year. Your taxes are due, you need to vote and Earth Day is coming. As a mat ...



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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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