Water wiser this summer

Published: 5/6/2020  9:45 AM
​May is the perfect month to nail down your summer watering strategy and program your sprinkler system to deliver the right amount of water to your plants. By watering wisely, your lawn and landscape will thrive. Using water wisely means using it f ...



Demand Control Strategies During Load Step Changes

Published: 4/30/2020  9:43 AM
​Energy management isn’t always about energy, but it is always about dollars. For some business customers, demand charges dominate the bill, especially when large demands occur for short periods of time. When short-term demands are increasing deman ...



Work progresses on long-term energy plans, selection to occur this summer

Published: 4/24/2020  6:10 PM
​These unprecedented times have drastically changed our daily lives. While we continue to address the challenges associated with COVID-19, our top priority is the delivery of safe and reliable utility services. To better serve you in the future, we ...



Deal named Chief Energy Services Officer

Published: 4/22/2020  11:02 AM
Colorado Springs Utilities CEO Aram Benyamin recently named Travas Deal as Chief Energy Services Officer. Deal joined Colorado Springs Utilities in 2017 as Field Services Manager and was quickly recognized for his management expertise and knowledge ...



More help in sight for small businesses as Colorado Springs Utilities contributes $92,500 to Survive & Thrive COS

Published: 4/16/2020  2:50 PM
​Relief for Colorado Springs small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak is earning another infusion of financial support, with Colorado Springs Utilities contributing $92,500 to the Survive & Thrive COS recovery fund. The decision to ex ...



Pandemic or not, April is a busy season for digging and the locators who make our landscaping projects possible

Published: 4/16/2020  9:41 AM
​With the weather getting warmer and a worldwide pandemic confining many of us to our homes, spring landscaping projects are likely in full swing. Chances are these projects will require digging, either with a shovel or something more powerful. So, ...



Reducing our carbon footprint with more solar energy

Published: 4/14/2020  2:28 PM
Even as we address challenges associated with COVID-19, work continues to support our Energy Vision. Today we celebrate the commissioning of our latest renewable energy project called Palmer Solar. Take a bird's eye view of the project. We'll purc ...



Giving back to the community: Help with housing

Published: 4/8/2020  9:09 AM
During this difficult time that no one could have ever predicted, we’ve all been doing the best we can just to get by. The coronavirus pandemic has affected every aspect of our lives: from the way we interact with others (or don’t) to our jobs, scho ...



Protecting critical utility workers

Published: 4/3/2020  12:48 PM
​Like you, we are closely monitoring and responding to the growing health crisis. Our top priority is to continue delivering essential utility services to our community. To do this, we are making sure our employees remain healthy, safe and secure.  ...



​​​​Providing reliable service in uncertain times

Published: 3/31/2020  2:35 PM
As we continue to respond to the worldwide coronavirus outbreak, I want to update you on what we’ve been doing to achieve our mission of delivering safe and reliable utility services. Nothing is more important to me than the health and safety of our ...



 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*: