​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 ...



Free conservation festival and open house June 18

Published: 6/14/2016  12:52 PM
What's the easiest way to save money on your utilities? Use less. No, it's not a joke and, yes, I realize that's easier said than done. But this Saturday, we've got a great opportunity for you to not only learn easy ways to cut back on your energy ...



Utilities employees give it their all for the community

Published: 6/13/2016  1:40 PM
“From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life.”  -Arthur Ashe Arthur Ashe’s famous quote about giving selflessly to others is put into practice each day at Colorado Springs Utilities. Whether we give up a couple of ho ...



Transformation of the electric utility: Reducing consumption without asking people to change

Published: 6/6/2016  9:27 AM
As we move into the Smart Grid arena, we must evolve in how we plan for the future of our electric generation. Through implementation of new technologies, we can improve electric operations by monitoring and controlling the energy voltage on our sys ...



Branching out to help our community

Published: 6/1/2016  1:49 PM
​As a community-owned utility, we’re focused on helping and improving the place we call home. While providing energy and water services will always be a top priority, we enjoy opportunities that allow us to get involved in something unique and diffe ...



Avoiding hidden dangers when landscaping

Published: 6/1/2016  9:38 AM
​To get a sense of what it’s like to work in the field, I jumped at the opportunity to visit some sites recently with Ginny Halvorson from Field Engineering. I ditched my desk jockey shoes for some steel-toed ones and grabbed a stunningly attractive ...



Dam safety a top priority

Published: 5/31/2016  10:24 AM
​Dams are a critical part of our nation’s infrastructure, and we all enjoy the benefits they provide, including flood protection, water supply, hydropower, irrigation and recreation. We own and operate 25 reservoirs as part of our water storage an ...



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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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