Don't be the last to know

Published: 3/26/2015  9:26 AM
Tell me if this ever happens to you. A co-worker brings in donuts to share and leaves them in a break room. But, by the time you learn of the free-for-all for the tasty treats, the empty box has already been tossed in the trash. Is it just me? It s ...

Inspiring water wise students

Published: 3/25/2015  9:09 AM
Each year, our water experts tell our water story to thousands of students in the Pikes Peak region. While sharing the value of water with younger generations provides satisfaction in itself, we are proud that the Colorado Alliance for Environmental ...

National Work Zone Awareness Week

Published: 3/24/2015  3:37 PM
National Work Zone Awareness Week is an annual campaign held at the start of construction season to encourage safe driving through work zones. In 1999, the National Work Zone Awareness week was formally adopted by the America Traffic Safety Services ...

First day of spring means time to prepare your landscape

Published: 3/20/2015  9:16 AM
Ahhh.  The joys of springtime.  - More daylight when the workday is done - Baseball - St. Patrick's Day - Shirt-sleeve weather - March Madness basketball - Spring break for local schools And, maybe best of all for me, the chance to step out ...

March 18, 2015 Utilities Board Recap

Published: 3/19/2015  9:45 AM
This is intended to provide you with brief background and information on the most significant items presented and discussed at yesterday's Board meeting.  Follow this link to see the entire agenda and attachments.        Discussion/Action Items Lowe ...

Cranes removed: Final stretch for water treatment plant construction

Published: 3/13/2015  9:08 AM
Signs of progress are on the horizon at the Southern Delivery System (SDS) Water Treatment Plant construction site -- located near Marksheffel Road and Highway 94 in eastern Colorado Springs. As buildings at the plant have gone up, the giant cranes ...

Spring garden cleanup

Published: 3/9/2015  9:58 AM
During warmer days in March and April there are some things you can do to get your yard ready for summer. One of the earliest tasks in the garden is cutting back ornamental grasses before they start to green up. Cool season grasses (feather reed, b ...

Celebrating Women in Construction Week

Published: 3/6/2015  10:19 AM
WIC Week, also known as Women in Construction Week, is designed to increase the visibility of women working in the construction industry. WIC week 2015 runs from March 1-7. Colorado Springs Utilities supports a diverse workforce and has a number of ...

Turning unwanted items into customer savings

Published: 3/5/2015  8:49 AM
The next time you are doing a little online shopping, be sure to visit our surplus auction site. Our investment recovery team turns thousands of unwanted or idle items each year into revenue that is reinvested back into the organization to help keep ...

Changing habits add up to big savings

Published: 3/2/2015  7:31 AM
Investing in high efficiency appliances and fixtures is one way to save water. Improving your water use habits is another, no- to low-cost way to dramatically affect how you use water. Showering Fixture: Participate in our exchange program and rec ...

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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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