Helping our youth becoming water-wise citizens

Published: 5/21/2019  3:20 PM
Fourth graders in Colorado Springs School District 11 will have a new appreciation for our water, and how it gets from “snowflake to tap” after spending time immersed in water education at the Pikes Peak Children’s Water Festival on Friday, May 17. ...

Community input drives Energy Vision

Published: 5/20/2019  2:48 PM
​One of the many benefits of a community owned utility is that you have a voice in the decisions made through public participation. This holds true with the development of our Energy Vision. The new Energy Vision will be our guiding principles that ...

Spring cleaning tips for inside the home

Published: 5/6/2019  3:22 PM
​While the weather this week doesn't exactly feel May-like -- even for Colorado -- it is a good time to tackle some spring cleaning projects inside your house that can help you save you money and use resources more efficiently.Here are a few tips: ...

Four tips for successful spring planting

Published: 5/6/2019  1:49 PM
Spring is in the air. The allure of beautiful plants can cause serious impulse shopping, but before you spend big bucks on plants that look great today, think through how you’ll set the stage for their long-term success. Here are four key considerat ...

Celebrating the men and women who provide our water during Drinking Water Week

Published: 5/2/2019  8:13 AM
​Drinking Water Week is a great opportunity to celebrate and focus on the men and women that provide safe, reliable and high-quality drinking water to our homes, businesses, and schools. Recently I traveled to Washington, D.C. to attend the Associa ...

​Colorado Springs Utilities – A Treasured Community Partner

Published: 5/1/2019  12:44 PM
Very seldom (if at all) do we take time to learn the mission of our local utility company, much less the vision. Our vision statement is: "Colorado Springs Utilities is a treasured community partner, well known for providing responsible and de ...

Wastewater employees embody dedication and the essence of public service

Published: 4/23/2019  2:39 PM
 ​The men and women who make up our wastewater team are truly an amazing bunch of people. They go places and see and touch things that most of us would prefer to avoid – basically, they’re helping to get rid of everything we put down the toilet or s ...

April begins busy season for locators and landscaping projects

Published: 4/23/2019  2:28 PM
As the weather gets warmer, many of us are probably planning spring landscaping projects. Chances are these projects will require digging, either with a shovel or something more powerful. So, it’s no coincidence that April is National Safe Digging M ...

One month after the Bomb Cyclone

Published: 4/11/2019  12:35 PM
Thank goodness this week’s storm was nowhere near the impact of the one last month. The #BombCyclone that hit us on March 13 made quite an impact on our city. Anyone who has lived in Colorado Springs – even if only for a couple of years – knows to ...

Front Range breaks records

Published: 4/11/2019  9:35 AM
As we integrate more solar energy into our grid in the coming years, some may ask, “How is power generated on cloudy days? Will the community lose power?” To ensure power quality and reliability, our grid operators work tirelessly so that our power ...

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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.

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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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