Help plan the energy future at public workshop

Published: 1/24/2020  9:00 AM
Now that the Energy Vision for Colorado Springs has been set, citizens are invited to help make it a reality through our Integrated Resource Plans (IRPs). The Electric and Natural Gas IRPs will consider many views of the future to help determine h ...



​Resolve to save in 2020 and beyond

Published: 1/15/2020  7:00 AM
It’s a new decade and a new year, and that means new resolutions. This year, consider a home energy and water efficiency resolution. Whether you are a homeowner or renter, there are a number of strategies you can adopt to lower your utilities bill ...



​Engaging youth in the future of energy

Published: 1/14/2020  1:23 PM
As a municipal utility, community input – from all ages – is key to the success of our energy planning. After all, our Energy Vision concludes with the statement “to enhance our quality of life for generations to come.” Today’s youth are our future ...



Resolve to be environmentally friendly in 2020

Published: 1/10/2020  2:23 PM
​While January is the time for many to reflect on the past year and set goals for the months ahead, consider some eco-friendly resolutions this year. These practices promote sustainability and reduce overall environmental impact. In some cases, thes ...



Saving enough water for 5,000 Olympic Pools

Published: 12/19/2019  3:25 PM
​City Council voted this afternoon to implement new Water-Wise Rules in Colorado Springs starting in 2020.  These rules are intended to encourage the wise use of water on an everyday basis, not just during times of drought or periods of water shorta ...



Exploring ways to save customers money while benefiting the environment

Published: 12/17/2019  4:47 PM
Along with Xcel Energy, Black Hills Colorado Electric and Platte River Power Authority, we announced earlier this week plans to join the Western Energy Imbalance Market (WEIM), operated by the California Independent System Operator (CAISO), to save ...



Public invited to open house regarding North Union Boulevard

Published: 12/13/2019  12:17 PM
​Utility and resurfacing work scheduled to begin January 2020 We need to replace an aging water line under Union Boulevard to enhance reliability of the water system and prepare for the City’s 2C curb/gutter replacement and road paving. An open h ...



Happy Holi-Ways-to-Pay

Published: 12/10/2019  11:23 AM
In the midst of shopping, traveling, choir concerts and planning holiday parties, the last thing you need to worry about is finding your Utilities bill and remembering to pay it. We realize your life is hectic, that’s why we offer eBilling and other ...



​New solar array now powering Colorado Springs

Published: 12/6/2019  4:37 PM
Get a bird's eye view of our latest renewable energy project, the Grazing Yak Solar Project. Consisting of more than 119,000 panels on 278 acres near Calhan, Colo., Grazing Yak will provide 35 megawatts of electricity to our customers. That is enoug ...



Would you drink the fat?

Published: 11/25/2019  11:00 AM
What’s your favorite part of the traditional Thanksgiving meal? The turkey? The stuffing? The pecan pie? (My problem is I love it all.) What’s the worst part of the Thanksgiving meal? Cleaning up! After spending half the day preparing and then an ...



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It's Public Natural Gas Week - A reminder of how both employees and customers help keep our natural gas system safe    

  by  Steve  on  10/8/2019

​This year, October 6-12 is Public Natural Gas Week, a time when communities such as ours give recognition to one of their most valuable community assets—their publicly owned natural gas utility.

At Colorado Springs Utilities, our natural gas employees operate, maintain and oversee a large and complicated network of more than 5,000 miles of mains and customer-owned service lines. Natural gas is safe when used correctly, but may become dangerous and deadly when it leaks or doesn't combust properly in appliances. That's why our natural gas employees take their role in naturalgasemployeesfontmore.jpgoverseeing our system very seriously. They place particular emphasis on continuous training, understanding the latest in leak detection techniques and staying current on safety practices.

Across our expansive natural gas service territory, you'll likely see our employees installing new natural gas pipes as part of a coordinated effort to upgrade aging infrastructure. One such project is underway near Fontmore Road and Panorama Drive. Crews are replacing approximately 4,000 feet of aging steel natural gas pipe installed in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s with new plastic pipe. Construction activities started back in August and are expected to conclude in early November, weather permitting.

While outside contractors are sometimes hired to augment our in-house crews, a bulk of the work is coordinated and performed by our employees due to their extensive knowledge of the unique characteristics of our natural gas system, our rigirous safety practices and the realization of cost savings for customers.

While our natural gas employees are working hard to maintain and operate the gas system, there are a few simple steps you can follow to keep you, your family and your neighbors safe:

 
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