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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Trick or Treat for Savings   

by  Tara A.  on  10/31/2018
iStock-615726970-HalloweenCandy-web.jpgTrick 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 the kids are talking about it the next day. Don’t you want to be like that house?
Our efficiency rebates are like full-size candy bars in a neighborhood full of raisin-pouches. Save energy and water with upgrades to your home and appliances, cut costs on your bills and cash in with rebates on qualified products.
For homeowners, we offer many rebates to help increase the comfort of your home, update appliances, live more green and use resources wisely. You can earn $50 back or even up to $250 each on qualified purchases. It’s like grabbing a whole handful from the candy bowl. Our residential rebates include:
  • Electric clothes dryer
  • Furnace
  • Insulation & air sealing
  • Irrigation
  • Refrigerator/freezer recycling
  • Renewable energy
  • Smart thermostat
  • Water heater
For business owners, there are sweet savings for efficiency too. Whether you are remodeling or just trying to reduce your monthly utility bill, we have rebates available on irrigation, lighting, renewables, air conditioning and more.
With all these rebates and many items on the market, it is important to do your homework before making a purchase to verify the product you’re considering qualifies.
Check out the residential or business rebates pages at for program details before making a purchase. The more you do to make your home or business energy and water efficient, the more you can save. Saving money by using resources wisely makes every day feel like yours is the house with the full-size candy bars.

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