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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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