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Published: 2/23/2015  9:36 AM
What can you do in five minutes or less? Download an app? Pick up dinner in a drive thru? How about improving your home’s water efficiency? In just a matter of minutes, you can switch up your shower, fix up your faucet and much more all for the bet ...



February Utilities Board recap

Published: 2/20/2015  3:16 PM
Here's a brief recap of the most significant items presented and discussed at the Utilities Board meeting this week. Download the entire agenda and attachments. Utilities employees donate more than $100,000 to United WayIn addition to donating thou ...



Your opinion counts

Published: 2/12/2015  9:00 AM
As a citizen of Colorado Springs, you own your utility, and that means you have a voice in utilities decisions. Several policy and planning discussions are taking place this year, and we want your input. There are public meetings, reports and more w ...



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Published: 2/11/2015  8:30 AM
Trees and shrubs are capital assets in cities and counties across the United States. They provide a variety of benefits to urban and rural landowners that are often overlooked. Plantings enhance natural beauty, increase wildlife habitat and food, ad ...



Put the pinch on scammers

Published: 2/5/2015  1:12 PM
Earning a living is hard work. That’s why it’s a four-letter word. As a result, I’m pretty sure there have been people who have made a living by taking advantage of others since the beginning of time. Today, the scams might be different but the end ...



Looking for renewable energy options?

Published: 2/4/2015  12:45 PM
For less than $2.25 per month, you can now purchase wind power for your home or business. We hear from our customers that they want more renewable energy options, and we are listening. Our wind power program helps diversify our community's energy s ...



Holiday light heroes

Published: 1/29/2015  9:52 AM
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Published: 1/27/2015  1:15 PM
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Service lines: What's yours? What's ours?

Published: 1/26/2015  8:51 AM
I'm currently going through the excitement/exhaustion of buying a new home, and all I can think about is what new couch I should pick out, which lighting fixture will work best in the dining room, and where I can fit all my 7-month-old's clothes (wh ...



A community connection

Published: 1/23/2015  2:34 PM
Our employees are proud to serve the Pikes Peak region and they do it in more ways than one. In addition to our job responsibilities, we work alongside our own families and friends to help maintain and improve our strong community. We’re passionate ...



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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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