Dealing with broken branches

Published: 5/2/2016  9:52 AM
Spring snow is full of moisture. That’s good news for winter-dehydrated landscape plants, but can cause problems for our trees and shrubs. During late spring snow storms, the wet flakes cling to branches, causing them to bow under the weight. Someti ...

SDS starts water delivery today

Published: 4/28/2016  8:19 AM
​One of the largest water infrastructure projects completed in the U.S. this century started delivering water today to homes and businesses in Colorado Springs, Colo. The commencement of the Southern Delivery System (SDS) culminates decades of plann ...

Transformation of the electric utility series: Using Smart Grid technology for safety and cost savings

Published: 4/26/2016  11:51 AM
​As your community-owned utility we are constantly looking for ways to improve our processes, reduce costs and keep our employees and customers safe. Thanks to advancements in technology we are transforming the electric utility and making it more co ...

Celebrate Earth Day: A Green Planet Is a Clean Planet

Published: 4/22/2016  11:54 AM
Editor’s Note: This is thesecond blog in a two-part series on how local businesses are saving green and being more eco-friendly. Last month I recognized three local businesses for the efforts they have undertaken to make our community a better plac ...

​​Transformation of the electric utility series: Deferring capital investments translates into savings

Published: 4/19/2016  10:50 AM
Over the next 30 years, we will see a significant transformation of the electric utility industry as technology will drive more cost-effective renewable energy resources, distributed generation, conservation, energy storage and Smart Grid opportunit ...

Multi-service outage map

Published: 4/18/2016  4:00 PM
​If you’re familiar with our online outage map and/or mobile app, you know already know that you can report and follow electric outages in our community on your computer or right in the palm of your hand. If you haven’t looked at it recently, howev ...

Be aware of workers in cone zones

Published: 4/14/2016  10:11 AM
​Being a woman in the construction and maintenance industry has opened my eyes to the dangers our workers face in the field every single day. While working alongside our crews repairing water main breaks, I’ve seen the close calls and near misses of ...

​Landscape Anywhere USA

Published: 4/13/2016  10:27 AM
Living in Colorado is great! Although I can’t consider myself a bumper sticker native, I can say that I have an enormous respect for the beauty of the natural environment found here. So as I look down my street of typical 1980’s suburbia houses, I ...

Which lawn care myths do you believe?

Published: 4/11/2016  2:23 PM
What Americans think they know - and really don't know - about lawn care might surprise you. Up to 64 percent of Americans who have a landscape believe faulty information about lawn care. And since about 81 percent of us do most of the work ourselv ...

New resource for water wise plants

Published: 4/6/2016  3:38 PM
Xeriscape: even if you can’t pronounce it correctly – don’t worry, a lot of people still pronounce it ‘zero-scape’ – you probably know that it means creating an attractive landscape that conserves water. For years, we’ve been instilling the concept ...

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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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