What is a FOG blog?

Published: 11/24/2015  4:25 PM
​I, for one, don't have a clue, but it would definitely clog your toilet! With Thanksgiving just a couple days away, it's a good time for your local wastewater CCTV specialist to spend a few moments talking about fats, oils and grease, otherwise kn ...

Reality check: Electric rates in Colorado Springs

Published: 11/18/2015  1:52 PM
There is an article in today’s Gazette stating that our residential electric rates are comparatively high to that of state and national rates, per a 2014 report by the U.S. Energy Information Administration, and singled out the Martin Drake Power Pl ...

Check your natural gas know how

Published: 11/13/2015  8:52 AM
​Delivering safe, reliable natural gas services requires a complex system of pipelines and infrastructure. Natural gas is safe when used correctly, but may become dangerous and deadly when it leaks or doesn't combust properly in appliances. Remembe ...

Honoring the military family

Published: 11/10/2015  1:47 PM
Veterans Day is a time to pay respect to those who have fallen, honor those who serve and give thanks to those who wait for them. The month of November has been proclaimed Military Family Month, and we would like to give a special thank you to mili ...

Easy tips for a toasty home

Published: 11/9/2015  1:38 PM
With the first bit of winter in the forecast, it’s time to turn our attention to hot cocoa, fuzzy pajamas and weather stripping. Ok, so that last one threw you for a loop, but with cooler temperatures upon on us, focusing on quick wins for your heat ...

Rule Your Attic to save

Published: 11/5/2015  9:22 AM
You may not think of your attic very often, I sure don’t, but did you know that sealing air leaks and ensuring you have proper levels of insulation in your attic can save up to $200 a year in your energy costs? Now I’m not much of a DIYer so gettin ...

Featured Xeriscape Plant: Gro-low Sumac

Published: 11/3/2015  10:30 PM
​Gro-low Sumac is a deciduous shrub with a low, spreading habit. It has dark green, glossy, three-lobed leaves that turn a brilliant orange to reddish-purple color in the fall. The leaves have a citrus fragrance when crushed. Tiny, inconspicuous ye ...

Don't be haunted by phantom load

Published: 10/29/2015  7:14 AM
​What lurks in the walls of your home, drains your pocketbook, and steals the energy out of your electronics and appliances? A phantom or vampire load is the energy used by items like your computer and microwave, even when they are turned off or in ...

Meeting more stringent air quality standard

Published: 10/27/2015  2:40 PM
Rich Muzzy is an environmental planning manager for the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments. ​Last week, after several overcast, rainy days, I went for an early morning run in my neighborhood and was rewarded with a sunrise view of Pikes Peak, f ...

EIRP enters final phase

Published: 10/16/2015  1:01 PM
After more than a year of data collection, forecasts and public input, the EIRP has entered its final phase. Based on all factors including cost (with and without the EPA’s Clean Power Plan), financial risk and intangibles, Portfolio D scored the hi ...

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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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