Sustainable water future: Reservoir release provides valuable data

Published: 9/25/2020  10:16 AM
  ​You may have some leaf-peeping plans this weekend and you might be particularly drawn to places in the high country. Places where you can picnic beside water surrounded by the changing aspens, sitting below skies of blue. Chances are, you’ll see ...

Planning for Future Water Supply

Published: 9/21/2020  1:30 PM
We’ve come a long way since the 1800s when we were providing water to citizens through a series of ditches while planning to bring water to town from Pikes Peak. Today we have a complex water system, including 25 reservoirs and pipelines that stretc ...

Signed Agreement for One of the Largest Battery Storage Projects in State

Published: 9/16/2020  9:11 AM
​We have signed a power purchase agreement for a 175-megawatt (MW) solar project coupled with a 25 MW, four-hour battery energy storage system with Boulder-based juwi Inc.. The 25-MW battery storage system will be one of the largest in Colorado. “T ...

Fall watering for a healthy lawn and landscape

Published: 9/4/2020  12:18 PM
​It’s been hot and dry all summer. During extreme weather conditions, it’s especially important to care for your landscape as fall arrives. Investing in fall care tasks can help your lawn and landscape survive the winter, which protects your investm ...

Rafters, recreationalists and utilities rejoice over reconnected river section

Published: 9/4/2020  11:52 AM
We recently partnered with Aurora Water to reconnect a section of the Arkansas River, benefiting water customers, rafters and recreationalists. The Homestake Arkansas River Diversion project delivers Eagle River Basin water through Homestake, Turqu ...

When the leaves are falling, weatherization is calling

Published: 9/1/2020  1:12 PM
As September is upon us, those 90-degree days are a thing of the past (hopefully). Before the frigid temperatures kick-in, we want to suggest several ways to increase energy and water efficiency to keep families safe and comfortable while shrinking ...

Top 10 Reasons Customers Don't Contact 811 Before Digging

Published: 8/10/2020  2:57 PM
​In honor of National 811 Day (8/11), I want to remind everyone of the importance of calling 811 or visiting before starting any digging project. 811 is the national number designated by the Federal Communications Commission to preve ...

Successful 2020 bond issue

Published: 8/4/2020  3:16 PM
Recently, we successfully issued new money and refunding bonds, selling $251.7 million in Refunding (2020 A/2020B) bonds and $85.4 million in New Money Utilities Systems Improvement Revenue (2020C) bonds. “We are extremely pleased with the pricing ...

​Blue-green Algae found at Pikeview Reservoir

Published: 8/1/2020  11:07 AM
Pikeview Reservoir, a popular fishing lake in central Colorado Springs and part of our water system, recently tested positive for blue-green algae.  While the reservoir is still safe for fishing, humans and pets are prohibited from entering the wate ...

The best native plants for your landscape

Published: 7/30/2020  1:11 PM
If you’re looking for flowers and shrubs that can tolerate hot, dry conditions with grace, take a look at our foothills landscape in the Water-wise Neighborhood of our Demonstration Garden. This garden showcases native plants that thrive when temper ...

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Colorado Springs Utilities' Office of Economic Development wins ​Downtown Partnership Star Award    

JessicaT  by  Jessica T.  on  9/30/2019

Star AwardThe Downtown Partnership, a nonprofit organization, with a robust membership base of businesses, nonprofits and individuals representing the diversity of industries Downtown and citywide, honored three outstanding contributors to the economic, civic and cultural vitality of Downtown Colorado Springs at their 22nd annual breakfast on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, with Downtown Star Awards.

The Downtown Partnership hands out its Star Awards to recognize contributions to the area by businesses, nonprofits and individuals.

Our of Economic Development was recognized for their support in addressing a variety of utility challenges that come with the evolution of business and development in the city’s historic heart. Under the objectives of the Urban Planning Area Utilities Infrastructure Master Plan, we are also holistically addressing upgrades to aging utility infrastructure, finding sustainable solutions and developing long-term plans that will allowdowntown and the entire city to thrive.

This award belongs to everyone at Colorado Springs Utilities who has worked on and supported this project. From revamping the redevelopment guidelines and being a representative on the redevelopment team, forecasting and modeling future growth and load, to supporting other significant projects aligned with the Master Plan, your work is making a difference and being recognized.

This truly has been a collaborative, organization-wide effort in innovative thinking and dedication to move this project forward and the office of Economic Development could not have done it alone. On behalf of our more than 1,800 employees, it's an honor to receive this award.


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