Just keep swimming

Published: 12/6/2016  11:01 AM
That’s what some fish in Fountain Creek, like the Arkansas Darter and Flathead Chub, can now do thanks a ‘first-of-its-kind’ fish ladder near our Clear Spring Ranch facility south of Colorado Springs. David Longrie, one of our Sr. Project Engineers ...

Supporting system improvements

Published: 12/2/2016  9:21 AM
​Responsibly managing utility services for our community helps maintain quality of life, protect public health and safety, and energize economic vitality. We take seriously our mission, as a municpal, nonprofit utility, to provide safe, reliable, co ...

Working to improve our air quality

Published: 11/17/2016  8:29 AM
​We are proud of the work we have done over the past few decades to improve our community’s air quality – making the air quality in Colorado Springs among the best of all Colorado’s cities. In September we announced that construction was complete a ...

CandE Award is sweet for HR

Published: 11/15/2016  10:16 AM
Is there anything more deflating than pouring your heart and soul into a job application and never hearing anything in return? I remember applying for a communications job with an airline company many years ago. I wrote my cover letter as the captai ...

Veterans invited to career day

Published: 11/14/2016  9:06 AM
​Last Friday, our nation celebrated Veteran's Day -- a day set aside to thank and honor all those who served honorably in the military. Military life brings a great deal of richness and diversity to our community, and we are honored to serve our cou ...

Providing clarity on water bills

Published: 11/9/2016  11:41 AM
A blogger recently wrote a piece titled, "Which Colorado Community Paid the Highest Water Bills in 2015?" and then included data from a survey tagging Colorado Springs Utilities as the highest. ​The survey was conducted in 2015 for some c ...

Efforts to improve air quality

Published: 11/7/2016  1:39 PM
​For decades, we have significantly reduced our power plant emissions, while maintaining reliable, low-cost service for our customers.   Recently, the focus of our emissions control program has been on the reduction of nitrogen oxide (NOx) and sulf ...

Holiday light exchange

Published: 11/3/2016  11:28 AM
​Now through Dec. 23, electric customers can drop off up to three old holiday light strings at our Conservation and Environmental Center and receive 50-percent off the purchase of qualifying LED holiday lights at participating local ACE Hardware sto ...

Treat, don't trick, your landscape

Published: 10/31/2016  2:23 PM
If you’re still wearing sandals and shorts, you know the weather has been warmer than usual. Both September and October were four to five degrees higher than average. In a normal year, most landscape plants usually go dormant by the time Halloween ...

“I’m not just an employee…I’m also a customer!”

Published: 10/28/2016  10:27 AM
Just like in that famous 80s Hair Club commercial (“Remember, I'm not only the Hair Club President, but I'm also a client!”), I’m not only an employee of Colorado Springs Utilities, but I’m also a customer! Having lived in numerous other cities ar ...

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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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