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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​Local students recently participated in FIRST LEGO League’s robotics challenge   

by  Birgit L., Senior Conservation Specialist   on  12/27/2017

Drip Drip Drop ProblemLocal students recently participated in the first FIRSTLEGO League’s robotics challenge.

This year’s theme was the Human Water Cycle and Solving a Hydrodynamic Challenge. Teams completed three parts:

•  Identify a real-world water-related challenge, find a solution and present their ideas to a panel of judges;
• Design a robot that can complete several missions such as replacing a broken pipe, flushing a toilet and capturing rain water; and
• Demonstrate FIRST LEGO League Core Values of respect, teamwork, collaboration, and friendly competition.

Colorado Springs Utilities helped several teams identify real-world water challenges, provided tours of our facilities and volunteered to judge at the regional event. Many teams advanced to the state competition in Denver. 

Providing support for the Robotics challenge gave us a chance to promote the value of water in our community and inspire students to consider a career in water services. 

Congratulations to all participating teams, including Skyway Neighborhood Techneers, Mountain View Elementary H2O Agents, Pioneer Elementary Hydro Heroes, Pinon Valley Elementary, Rockrimmon Elementary and Manitou Springs Middle School.


Water challenges: Local students designed LEGO robots to conduct several water-related tasks on the Lego board.  Projects ranged from water conservation and water reuse to micro-hydro generation and developing a low water-dispensing toothbrush.

 
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