Featured plant: Goldsturm Black-eyed Susan

Published: 8/24/2016  1:46 PM
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Published: 8/22/2016  10:21 AM
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Are you smarter than a 6th grader?

Published: 8/17/2016  9:35 AM
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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 ...



Holy hail, Batman!

Published: 8/8/2016  4:23 PM
​Look. Up in the sky. It’s a bird. It’s a plane. No, it’s hail! Okay, I know I’m mixing up my super hero metaphors here, but I think you get the point. The recent storms in our community – some producing quarter to baseball sized hail – have taken ...



Volunteers welcome at community art project to promote energy efficiency

Published: 8/2/2016  5:59 PM
​Making the switch to ENERGY STAR® LED light bulbs is one of the fastest ways to cut your energy bill and reduce your carbon footprint.  We’ve broken down the savings and I think they are quite impressive.                           ...



Keep weeding for a healthy landscape

Published: 8/1/2016  2:48 PM
When will the weeds ever stop? Soon is the answer, so don’t give up. This summer’s frequent rains followed by hot weather make for great weed growing weather. New weeds seem to pop up just as soon they are pulled, making for a seemingly never-endi ...



Invite us to share business conservation success

Published: 7/27/2016  9:38 AM
​Are you a member of a business or professional group with regular meetings? Are you able to meet at local spaces for tours? Did you know we will speak to your group about how we can partner to save energy, water and money? Invite us to come to you ...



Water conservation pays off

Published: 7/25/2016  11:24 AM
When it comes to saving water, our community is a pro. Since 2002, Colorado Springs residents have reduced their average water use by 30 percent. Since that same time, customers have saved an average of 11 percent, or $100 per year, on their water b ...



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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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