Win for renewable energy in Colorado Springs

Published: 7/29/2015  11:25 AM
Our customers are requesting that more of their energy be produced by renewable sources, and we are listening. Starting late next year we will generate enough power from a new solar array for 2,900 to 3,000 homes. With about 300 days of sun per year ...

5 things you should know about energy planning

Published: 7/27/2015  1:21 PM
On Thursday, July 30, we're hosting a public meeting to share nine potential portfolios to shape our future energy planning and operations. The public meeting is part of a process known as the Electric Integrated Resource Plan, or EIRP, and is the t ...

Featured xeriscape plant: Fernbush

Published: 7/23/2015  4:12 PM
Fernbush is a very drought-tolerant shrub native to the western United States. It is grown for its drought tolerance, round shape and beautiful white showy flowers. Fernbush flowers in mid-summer, when it gets panicles of showy white flowers, often ...

Save energy while you're on vacation

Published: 7/21/2015  2:12 PM
Planning one last getaway this summer? Even when you're away, your home may be wasting energy. While I can't confirm your cat hasn't figured out a way to watch your TV (seriously, what do cats do when we leave the house?), more than likely one of th ...

Go for green

Published: 7/16/2015  1:51 PM
For less than $3 per month, you can support renewable energy and bring more wind power to Colorado Springs. At just $2.21 per 100-kilowatt hour block per month for residential customers, our wind power program is an affordable option. Commercial c ...

Now is the time to consider a native grass lawn

Published: 7/15/2015  2:57 PM
This unusually cool and wet weather has kept our lawns pretty happy, but it won’t be long before we’re back to more normal hot and dry weather. At the peak of our typical summer, Coloradans water three days a week to keep lawns looking decent. With ...

Featured xeriscape plant: Jupiter's Beard

Published: 7/8/2015  9:40 AM
Jupiter's Beard is an upright and clump-forming plant with smooth, light green-blue leaves. The flowers are in clusters followed by seedheads that resemble small dandelions. The most common flower color is pinkish red, but there are white flowering ...

Most flushable wipes aren't so flushable

Published: 6/30/2015  11:13 AM
The behind, the derriere, the butt, the bottom, the hiney – hey, we all have them (some more than others, ahem, Kim Kardashian) and most of us don’t like to talk about what it takes to keep ours clean.   Let’s face the facts; a majority of people ...

Lady Liberty in Colorado Springs...I don't think so

Published: 6/29/2015  10:33 AM
What do coins, mobile phones, streetlights and the Statue of Liberty all have in common? Yes, smarty, you can find them all in New York, but that’s not the answer. Try copper. That’s right. Most coins are made from copper and other metals. Mobile ph ...

Water-wise tips for a healthy landscape

Published: 6/25/2015  1:31 PM
July and August are typically the height of the irrigation season, but just because the temperatures rise doesn’t mean your water use has to go up, too. Use these simple tips to maintain a healthy, water-wise landscape while managing your water use. ...

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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