Featured xeriscape plant: Hot Wings Tatarian Maple

Published: 8/26/2015  12:46 PM
Hot Wings tatarian maple is a great small ornamental tree for home landscapes. The slender branches with red twigs form an upright oval canopy. Although the flowers are not noticeable, by midsummer brilliant red samaras cover the tree providing a s ...

Case study: Apartments capture huge water savings

Published: 8/24/2015  3:27 PM
Like many multi-family communities in Colorado Springs, Alta Mira Apartments was built in the high growth period of the 1980s. As this type of property ages, it is often upgraded, but historically utility efficiency has not driven such changes.    ...

Colorado Springs air quality is among best in the state

Published: 8/21/2015  4:29 PM
We know the importance our customers place on reliable and affordable power, environmental stewardship is equally important. These are the main factors being taken into consideration now while we are developing our plan for future electric generatio ...

Rain, rain go away?

Published: 8/20/2015  4:26 PM
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Making the grade with your utilities

Published: 8/18/2015  3:24 PM
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Reservoirs provide opportunities for outdoor adventures

Published: 8/14/2015  11:07 AM
Living in Colorado Springs affords us some of the best outdoor experiences that would be hard to beat. Hiking Rampart Reservoir, fishing on North Catamount Reservoir and, for me, it’s tough to beat the views from Crystal Reservoir on Pikes Peak.   ...

SDS: Preparing for water startup

Published: 8/13/2015  1:22 PM
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Top 10 excuses for not calling 811 before you dig

Published: 8/11/2015  7:45 AM
In honor of today’s date, August 11 or 8/11, 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 Communications Commission to prevent unintentional damage of u ...

Featured xeriscape plant: James’ buckwheat

Published: 8/10/2015  12:05 PM
James' buckwheat is a gorgeous native perennial plant. The leaves grow in a simple mound and are shaped like spatulas. In August and September, clusters of creamy white flowers bloom on tall stalks that age into attractive russet seadheads. This p ...

Drops to watts: foresight paying dividends

Published: 8/6/2015  8:37 AM
Pikes Peak is vital to our community. Not only is it a popular destination for residents and tourists alike, it also provides our city with about 20 percent of our water use, and from these water sources, clean, renewable energy. When Colorado Spri ...

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Do u text? We do 2! :D   

Eric  by  Eric  on  12/16/2013

NewMessageSmartphone.jpgR u a texter? Then u know OMG, LOL and :). Did u know Springs Utilities texts? U can get alerts re ur account – like bill due, $ recd.

Okay, I tried, but I can’t go on. I thought I could write this entire blog post in the format of a text message as a clever way to let you know about our new texting feature, but that’s just too tough to read (and write for that matter) for any greater length than an actual text message.

The big news, though, is that we now offer text notifications about your account.

  • If you want to know when your bill is ready to view, we’ll send you a text.
  • Need a reminder that your bill is due in just a few days? No problem, we’ll send you a message.
  • Want to know that we received your payment? Check your phone, we’ll let you know.

That seems pretty basic, but that’s what text messaging is: basic communication. Let’s cut the clutter and get right to it in 160 characters.

How do you sign up? Sign in to your online account – or create one if you don’t already have one – and look for the notifications link to the left. Then add a cell phone number or numbers where you would like to receive messages. Once you to that, watch your phone for a text verifying your request to sign up for our texting service. Simply confirm that and you’re signed up.

Don’t worry, we won’t send you any selfies or share your information with anyone. This is strictly for notifications about your account.

So, there you go. Share with friends. “OMG, just got text from CSUtilities. :)”​


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thx. wfm. ur 2 funny. i m lotfl. tafn.

Monday, December 16, 2013  2:23 PM  OU812

OU812 - i <3 ur comments. Thx 4 sharing.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013  2:54 PM  Eric