Top 10 tips to keep cool this summer

Published: 7/17/2019  1:36 PM
​As temperatures rise and we transition from the cooler months into summer, you can take some easy steps to keep an attractive landscape and a comfortable home while using energy and water wisely. These 10 tips will help you reduce overall electric ...



AMI vendor contract signed

Published: 7/16/2019  1:02 PM
After months of evaluating proposals and contract negotiations, we have signed a contract with Landis + Gyr to update our end-of-life Automated Meter Reading (AMR) system with an enhanced Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) system. As part of th ...



Hundreds attend Efficiency Expo

Published: 7/9/2019  11:01 AM
​The fifth annual Efficiency Expo welcomed approximately 400 people to the Conservation and Environmental Center on Saturday, June 22. Visitors had a chance to meet with staff and participate at 25 stations to discover efficiency tips that can help ...



Five tips to reduce yardwork

Published: 7/3/2019  2:15 PM
​Are you dreaming about getting out of town for summer vacation, but don’t want to neglect your yard? You’re not alone. After putting major effort into spring landscaping, most people like to turn to other activities for the summer. Unless you have ...



New Energy Vision adopted

Published: 6/18/2019  12:37 PM
​Energy Vision:Provide resilient, reliable and cost-effective energy that is environmentally sustainable, reduces our carbon footprint and uses proven state-of-the-art technologies to enhance our quality of life for generations to come. This is our ...



Turning commodes into roads

Published: 6/17/2019  2:43 PM
Saving water and reusing materials for the benefit of all customers Colorado Springs Utilities employees are constantly looking for new and innovative ways to save our customers money. One of the most creative ideas I'd ever heard of came about in ...



Cool tips to beat the heat and save energy

Published: 6/10/2019  9:21 AM
This summer, we want to help you stay cool and save energy. Here are a few low-cost/no cost ideas that everyone can do today to be comfortable all summer long. Tips for keeping cool and saving energy 1. Drafts aren’t just a cold-weather concern. T ...



How to get your best summer landscape

Published: 6/6/2019  1:58 PM
It’s no secret that the weather in the Pikes Peak region is unpredictable. If you haven’t yet put away your winter sweaters, you’re aware this spring has been cooler and wetter than normal. It can be tempting to forget about your landscape now that ...



Credit rating increase benefits all customers

Published: 5/30/2019  3:52 PM
Colorado Springs Utilities customers have something new to cheer about: this week S&P Global Ratings (Standard & Poor’s) issued a credit upgrade for Springs Utilities from AA to AA+. Why should our customers care? Because our “credit score ...



Helping our youth become 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. ...



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​Colorado Springs Utilities – A Treasured Community Partner   

April S.  by  April S.  on  5/1/2019

Colorado Springs Utilities volunteersVery 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 dependable services that are vital to the future of our region."

This vision statement drives much of our community involvement.

In March, we granted $256,000 to 13 local nonprofit organizations in support of affordable housing, transitioning the community's homeless to housing security. We believe there is nothing more powerful than strong communities, and we welcome opportunities to have a positive and lasting impact on the quality of life for those we serve.

Those organizations receiving funding this year are:

  • Brothers Redevelopment, Inc.
  • Catholic Charities of Central Colorado
  • Cheyenne Village
  • Dream Centers of Colorado Springs
  • Energy Resource Center
  • Family Life Services
  • Greccio Housing
  • Homeward Pikes Peak
  • Ithaka Land, Inc.
  • Partners in Housing
  • Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity
  • Springs Rescue Mission
  • The Salvation Army

In addition to the grant awards, Colorado Springs Utilities has a large volunteer presence in our community. In 2018, 891 employee volunteers, family and friends volunteered 4,549 hours as they participated in 891 non-profit projects and events. Unlike many other utility companies, our employees are not paid for their volunteer efforts. Their donation of time is truly a gift from the heart.

We live in a state that continues to face a housing affordability crisis, and we know that with a fast-rising homelessness population, energy efficiency is a frequently-overlooked strategy to help families stay on top of their bills.

Project COPE, our utilities assistance program, is another treasure offered by Colorado Springs Utilities. Project COPE provides utilities payment assistance to families and individuals struggling financially due to a personal crisis or emergency, regardless of income. In 2018, 2,643 households received $985,323 in utilities assistance from this program alone.

While our impact isn’t always visible on bill boards or television, we hope you will agree that Colorado Springs Utilities does, indeed, shine bright as a community treasure.

By the way…the mission of Colorado Springs Utilities is to provide safe, reliable, competitively-priced electric, natural gas, water and wastewater services to the citizen owners and customers of Colorado Springs Utilities.

And so, to quote Paul Harvey, now you know “the rest of the story."

 
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