'Tis the season...for water main breaks

Published: 12/14/2018  11:14 AM
While this may be “the hap-happiest season of all,” dealing with traffic issues can really put that phrase to the test. After all, we’ve got parties for hosting, marshmallows for roasting and much mistltoeing to do. Who’s got time for a detour?! Bu ...

Creating your own weather

Published: 12/5/2018  3:59 PM
​Some say weather affects their mood. I believe that we can create our own weather – like having a sunny attitude on a cloudy day.  In the utilities business, though, creating our own weather isn’t as possible. We can still choose great attitudes, b ...

Utilities Board seeks customer input

Published: 11/28/2018  1:47 PM
Colorado Springs is fortunate to operate its own community-owned utility. This means that our customers have a say in how their utility operates and plans to provide service in the future. Right now, our Colorado Springs Utilities Board and CEO Ara ...

Give thanks and get deals

Published: 11/21/2018  10:19 AM
​It's that time of the year where we give thanks for what we have, and then get some more!   With the discounts on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, it's the perfect time to upgrade your home with smart technology and efficient appliances. Plus, many ...

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 farmers 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 ...

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 ...

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​The public power advantage   

Author: Mark  by  Mark M.   on  10/8/2018

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 making sure your power is safe, affordable and reliable.

Colorado Springs Utilities provides electricity and natural gas to more than 200,000 customers, respectively, along water and wastewater services.

We’re among the thousands of public utilities in the U.S. - from small towns to large cities like Omaha, Austin, San Antonio, Jacksonville, Sacramento and Seattle.

This is National Public Natural Gas and Power Week, a great time to highlight the unique advantages of your community-owned, locally controlled utility.

HandshakeLocal Governance and Regulation
Public power utilities are owned by the community and run as a division of local government. These utilities are governed by a local city council or an elected or appointed board. Community citizens have a direct voice in utility decisions and policymaking.

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Public power utilities are not-for-profit entities that provide electricity and natural gas to customers at the lowest rates and invest revenues directly back into the community. Homes and businesses that get power from community-owned utilities typically pay less than those powered by private utilities that pay stockholder dividends.

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Customers of public power utilities get power more often. We’re proud that year after year our customers receive some of the most reliable electric and natural gas service in the nation. And when we do lose power, we restore it quickly.

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Serving customers is our top priority. Public power utilities are embedded into the fabric of their communities and support a range of community programs. Last year, our employees, along with their friends and families, volunteered thousands of hours, completing more than 115 worthy projects.

Community owned, locally controlled
In 1924 the residents of Colorado Springs voted to create their own four-service public utility.  Since then, our focus has been on the basics - providing exceptional service while keeping costs low. We’re honored to serve you.


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