Tips for Wise Watering During Mid-Summer Heat

Published: 6/20/2018  12:17 PM
With the recent hot, dry weather, many people have been watering their landscapes frequently. So how do you use the right amount of water to keep your landscape healthy without waste? Here are four ideas: Water enough, but not too much. You can tak ...

Preparing for our energy future

Published: 6/18/2018  7:54 PM
We have the technology, expertise and dedicated staff to retire the Martin Drake Power Plant and continue adding more environmentally friendly generation to our system. While we can’t close the plant tomorrow, we have an experienced team now planni ...

The loudest lullaby signals water leak

Published: 6/14/2018  11:03 AM
​I headed to bed after my shower. As I began to relax, I could hear a loud, continuous drip drop sound coming from my bathroom.  This quickly became an annoying distraction as I tried to close my eyes. Even more so, I began to dread how much money ...

Take two wheels to work! Bicycle to Work Day Corporate Challenge

Published: 6/12/2018  8:33 AM
​Wednesday, June 27, 20186 a.m. – 9 a.m. Bike to Work Day on June 27 encourages bicycling for personal and community health, alternative transportation, recreation and sustainability. Register today because…   •  It’s healthy: Bicycling is a grea ...

Safe removal of abandoned pipelines

Published: 6/11/2018  11:45 AM
Environmental stewardship and safety are important parts of our business practice. Our customers and community rely on us to meet their utility needs, and they also expect us to responsibly manage the environmental impact of their services. This inc ...

Come to our Efficiency Expo for an expo-nential good time!

Published: 6/5/2018  2:06 PM
Have you ever thought about how the little things you do every day can make a big difference for our community? Want to make some changes but don’t know where to start? We are here to help! Drop by our free Efficiency Expo on June 9 from 9 a.m. to ...

Dam safety and flood awareness

Published: 5/30/2018  9:50 AM
Water is one of our most precious resources. Our lives depend on it. Throughout history, people have built dams to maximize use of this vital resource. Dams provide a wide range of range of benefits, including recreation, flood control, water suppl ...

Irrigation season begins - Please use water wisely

Published: 5/29/2018  12:05 PM
​Although we've had a dry year in Colorado Springs, the trees, flowers, shrubs and lawns are springing into bloom. We recognize that a beautiful yard enhances your quality of life and your property value. With a three-year water supply in storage, ...

2018 Pikes Peak Children's Water Festival attracts 800 students

Published: 5/25/2018  10:18 AM
Anyone who knows me, knows I am a kid at heart. I love eating pizza for breakfast, riding on the biggest roller coasters at amusement parks and am OBSESSED with the Incredibles (I can't wait for Incredibles 2 to come out in a couple of weeks!). Last ...

​System improvements at Kelker Substation

Published: 5/24/2018  4:17 PM
  Moving an object that weighs 355,000 pounds is no small feat. In April we transported a new autotransformer to the Kelker Substation for installation. After completely installed, it will weigh more than half a million pounds. This enormous p ...

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Changing seasons   

natalie e  by  Natalie E.   on  9/6/2017

I'm a bit chilly in my sandals this morning.  Fall is in the air! fallinair.png

It's time to tackle the "get-ready-for-winter list."  If you haven't, now is the time to:

  • Schedule your annual furnance check-up.  A professional can help you to be certain it's operating safely and efficiently and provide you info about furnance filters (which should be changed monthly).  Consider a furnance replacement if yours is older than 15 years.
  • Check windows and doors.  Are they closing properly? Could some new caulking and weatherstripping seal up air leaks? Better to do this on a warm afternoon than a snowy day.
  • Check for gaps around pipes and wires that go through exterior walls; caulk so air can't leak through.
  • Have your chimney cleaned and checked by a professional. 
  • Install carbon monoxide alarms on every floor of your home.
  • Insulate crawl spaces and pipes and ducts that run through unheated areas.
  • Schedule when you'll have your irrigation system blown out to prevent freezing, broken lines and equipment.  Consider adding a reminder on your calendar too, to water once or twice a month on warmer winter days to help prevent winter kill.
  • Clean your windows.  A wise man once told me to always clean mine after the monsoon ends, so they'll let the max amount of light and warmth in during winter.

The good news is, you can tackle most of these over the next few weeks when there's almost always a ballgame to listen to and the afternoon temps are nearly perfect. You'll be glad you did when temps are below freezing and the snow is flying.


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