A Water Win-Win

Published: 11/15/2018  12:01 PM
​Water news from the Arkansas Valley yesterday is a win-win.  A win for famers and a win for city-dwellers. Late Wednesday, the Fort Lyon Canal Company (FLCC) Board approved to allow a Lower Arkansas Water Management Association (LAWMA) member to d ...

Creating tomorrow’s energy landscape with a new vision

Published: 11/14/2018  4:29 PM
Our world is increasingly revolving around electronics. From your Google Home to your electric vehicle and smart thermostat, the ways in which we all use energy are changing. So too are the ways in which we generate and deliver that energy to you. ...

Funding our Future | 2019 Rates & Budget Approved

Published: 11/13/2018  2:33 PM
Today Colorado Springs City Council unanimously approved our 2019 Budget and 2019 customer rates. Last summer, I was priviliged to work with a team of employees to review the 2019 budget submittal and am proud to share that the 2019 budget is nearl ...

Recognized with Platinum level HIRE Vets Medallion Award

Published: 11/13/2018  2:26 PM
There has been a strong military presence in Colorado Springs for many years, and we're proud to serve those who serve our country. Doing right by our military, though, means more than simply providing safe, reliable utility service. It also means a ...

Trick or Treat for Savings

Published: 10/31/2018  8:49 AM
Trick or treating through the neighborhood, sometimes there is one special house with a candy bowl that stands out from all the others. It’s the place with full-size candy bars. Everyone wants to be at that house with the biggest candy bars, and all ...

Project COPE provides utilities payment assistance

Published: 10/30/2018  2:46 PM
Whether it’s a home-cooked meal or a warm place to lay their heads, our customers count on Project COPE to help when times get tough. Donations to Project COPE make a difference in the lives of so many families. Project COPE is the only local organ ...

Don't be haunted by phantom load

Published: 10/22/2018  10:56 AM
​There are scary things that go bump in the night and then there are scary things that make a bump in your electrical use. Phantom (or vampire) load is the energy that things like your DVD player and microwave use, even when turned off or in standby ...

Focus on Customers

Published: 10/18/2018  12:14 PM
Greetings, I’m Aram Benyamin, the new CEO of Colorado Springs Utilities. It’s an honor to lead your community utility and be a part of the exciting change and growth our community is now enjoying. Already, I’ve received many great ideas and sugges ...

​The public power advantage

Published: 10/8/2018  1:11 PM
Electricity and natural gas. Services we often take for granted. With a flip of a switch, we have light and heat. Yet, providing power is a complex business. Fortunately, there are skilled, dedicated individuals right here in Colorado Springs makin ...

Benyamin sworn in as new CEO

Published: 10/2/2018  9:37 AM
This morning at a special meeting of the Utilities Board, Aram Benyamin, P.E. was formally sworn in as the next CEO by Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers. “I’m honored for the opportunity to lead Colorado Springs Utilities and be part of the futur ...

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​​​Cease the grease and steer clear of fatbergs this holiday season    

Mark M.  by  Mark M.   on  11/17/2017

FatbergRecently, a fatberg was discovered in a London sewer the size of 11 double-decker buses, the largest ever discovered. The fatberg was a massive fat, oil and grease (FOG) blockage in the city’s sewer line.

No matter the size of a FOG blockage, it can create a messy, inconvenient and expensive problem for utilities and customers alike.

FOG buildup is especially a problem during the holiday season when meals are larger and higher in fat content.

After your Thanksgiving meal, please remember to discard FOG into the trash, rather than the kitchen sink or garbage disposal.

One of the best ways to ‘cease the grease’ is to pour it into a can and cover it until it cools. Once it hardens, simply throw the can away.

An important reminder: Springs Utilities maintains the community’s wastewater collection and treatment system. Our customers are responsible for the maintaining their wastewater service lines from their home to the main sewer line.

Without prevention and proper maintenance, service line repairs can cost a homeowner thousands of dollars. We recommend customers have their wastewater service lines inspected and cleaned professionally on a regular basis, at least once every two years.

Springs Utilities also follows a wastewater main cleaning and maintenance schedule. Under normal circumstances, this ranges from six months to five years.

So, please remember this holiday season to defend your drains and steer clear of fatbergs.

Photo courtsey of BBC News. Available at: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-40246198


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