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 ...



Featured plant: Goldsturm Black-eyed Susan

Published: 8/24/2016  1:46 PM
Goldsturm Black-eyed Susan is a perennial plant grown for its bright yellow daisy-like flowers. Blooming in August and September, the flowers have a distinctive dark brown central cone surrounded by yellow rays. Through spring and early summer befor ...



Conservation goals within reach

Published: 8/22/2016  10:21 AM
In contrast to what was reported in The Gazette on Aug. 17 “Colorado Springs Utilities predicts failure on conservation goal,” the closure of the Martin Drake Power Plant is not dependent on the achievement of our energy conservation goals. As the U ...



Are you smarter than a 6th grader?

Published: 8/17/2016  9:35 AM
​Can you answer these three questions? (You can check your answers below.) 1. Which three river basins are the source of water for Colorado Springs?2. What percentage of our water needs are met with local water supplies?3. How many miles has water ...



National 811 Day

Published: 8/11/2016  10:21 AM
​In honor of today’s date, August 11 or 8/11, it's recognized as National 811 Day. Therefore, I want to remind everyone of the importance of calling 811 before digging in your yards. 811 is the national number designated by the Federal Communication ...



Employees volunteer for back-to-school shopping spree

Published: 8/10/2016  3:46 PM
​There we all were early Saturday morning in the food court at Chapel Hills Mall waiting for the buses to arrive. More than 100 Colorado Springs Utilities employees volunteered for the annual Salvation Army back-to-school shopping spree. We were the ...



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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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