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. ...



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 ...



 Next >>

Helping our youth become water-wise citizens    

  by  Danielle O  on  5/21/2019

Children's Water FestivalFourth 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.

More than 800 students filled the Pikes Peak Community College Centennial Campus for this year’s festival, now in its third year. Staffers from more than a dozen community organizations joined the effort. Kids got to handle worms and fish, play in the sand, examine skeletons and live amphibians, compete in trivia and get their hands a little dirty with Water Wise plants. This STEM approach - applying science, technology, engineering, and math in contexts that make connections between school, community, and the world - has many benefits. The students left with so much energy and excitement, with lessons that will certainly carry into their future.

Colorado Springs is one of the largest cities in the country not located on a major waterway. The festival is the first of its kind in the region and provides critical education to tomorrow’s leaders about the importance and value of water for the vitality and sustainability of our community.

The festival is sponsored by the City of Colorado Springs Water Engineering Resources Division and Colorado Springs Utilities. Thank you to all our amazing partners who brought these creative projects to life for the students, including - Pikes Peak Community College, Colorado Springs School District 11, Pikes Peak Library District, Colorado Parks & Wildlife, the Catamount Institute, The City of Fountain, Bailey Land Solutions, Fountain Creek Nature Center, and the Fountain Creek Watershed Flood Control and Greenway District.

We can’t wait to do it again next year!

 
0  Comments
 

Add a comment

Name:
URL:
Comment*: