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1 year 6 months ago

Chilly weather keeps water use low

COLORADO SPRINGS - Snowy rooftops in April, if even just a trace, are a good sign when it comes to the drought. There may not be enough moisture to actually help irrigate the lawn, but the freezing cold temperatures have kept most of us from turning on the sprinklers. ...

1 year 8 months ago

Your vote could change utilities future

COLORADO SPRINGS - Big changes could be store for Colorado Springs Utilities. City Council is expected to vote on a ballot measure Tuesday that would turnover control of the public utility to a independently elected board of directors. The ballot proposal calls for a 7 member board to be...

1 year 8 months ago

CSU working on power outage

About 1,700 Colorado Springs Utilities customers are out of power Sunday morning. CSU is reporting about 1,700 hundred customers affected in central and northern Colorado springs, near the N. Academy Blvd. area. No word yet on what is causing the outage. CSU is working on the problem now....

1 year 11 months ago

Improperly vented furnace led to man's death

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Investigators say an old and improperly vented furnace pumped carbon monoxide through a Colorado Springs apartment complex and led to the death of a 50-year-old man. Our partners at The Gazette report Colorado Springs Utilities and the Pikes Peak Regional Building Department have determined that...

2 years 7 months ago

Why are pipes in Monument Creek?

There is curiosity over large pipes stretching nearly three quarters of a mile along Monument Creek through the center of Colorado Springs. They showed up about a week ago snaking downstream for 36-hundred feet and crossing the creek three times. It is a temporary line for sewage diverted from...

2 years 10 months ago

Despite the cold the work goes on

The cold temperatures southern Colorado has been experiencing can be tough on people who work outside in the elements. The water line workers for Colorado Springs Utilities are a tough bunch -- not only dealing with cold weather, but with being wet too! When things get busy with water...

2 years 11 months ago

Water coming back on, road still closed

Colorado Springs Utilities says water has been restored to about 95% of customers impacted by the Uintah Street emergency water main replacement project. According to their post on Facebook, the remaining five percent should have service restored within the next hour. The old pipe removed from the system...

3 years 2 weeks ago

Homeowner frustrated by flooding

When it rains, things get expensive for Beverley Stephens. The Stratmoor Hills homeowner had at least two feet of water in her basement earlier this month when record rainfall hit the area. "The carpet got soaked, all of the furniture in here was soaked," Stephens said. The repair...

3 years 3 months ago

High temps drive up electrical use

It's shaping up to be the hottest week of the year and utility managers say we are are also using the most energy that we have in 2011. With temperatures in the high 90's and 100's a spokesman for Colorado Springs Utilities says their customers will use over 800 megawatts...

3 years 3 months ago

Power outage in Manitou Springs

About 200 homes in Manitou Springs are waiting for electricity to be restored. It went out just before 2:00 p.m. as heavy storms were passing through El Paso County. Colorado Springs Utilities has a crew working on it, and they hope to have power restored within the hour.

3 years 3 months ago

Recent rain only a drop in the bucket

Southern Colorado is under severe to extreme drought conditions, making the recent rain feel like a small drop in the bucket. Since January 1, Colorado Springs has received 2.42 inches of precipitation. Normally, Colorado Springs receives 7.24 inches by this time. In Pueblo, the year-to-date total is 3.23 inches...

3 years 4 months ago

AFA solar array up and running

With the flip of a switch, the Air Force Academy's solar array is running at full power -- a full six megawatts. "This would power approximately 1,200-plus average homes for a year," says Russell Hume, an engineer for the Air Force Academy. They're hoping it will cut down 11...

3 years 4 months ago

AFA solar array up and running

You probably seen it driving on I-25, near North Academy; the Air Force Academy's new solar array is up and running. The groups who put it together; Sun-Power Corp., Colorado Springs Utilities, and AFA flipped the switch for the array --showing that it's now at full power. The...

3 years 4 months ago

Employees allegedly caught stealing from employer

Colorado Springs Utilities (CSU) workers, Robert Maestas, Thomas Mattarono and William Mohrensweiser, were arrested after stealing from one of CSU's storage facilities located at 930 S. Union in Colorado Springs. They are facing felony charges from the police department and are under internal investigation by CSU. CSU spokesperson...

3 years 4 months ago

Utilities employees arrested for theft

COLORADO SPRINGS (AP) - Colorado Springs police say three Colorado Springs Utilities employees have been arrested in connection with the theft of equipment from a utilities storage facility. Robert Maestas, Thomas Mattorano and William Mohrenweiser have been arrested on suspicion of felony theft and accessory to felony theft. All three...

3 years 5 months ago

Saving money through xeriscape

Xeriscape, pronounced 'zeera-scape,' not 'zero-scape,' certainly ensures that there is no shortage of landscaping options to choose from, nor does it mean you only have cacti to choose from. You can make a garden containing flowering plants or incorporate green-type plants in your outdoor oasis. Not matter your choice...

3 years 5 months ago

Southern Delivery System moves forward

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Federal officials have signed final contracts on the Southern Delivery System water project, meaning construction on a 62-mile pipeline that would move water from Pueblo Reservoir to Colorado Springs can move forward. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation manages the reservoir. Bureau spokeswoman Kara Lamb says...

3 years 5 months ago

Old pipe to blame for Manitou main break

Colorado Springs Utilities has said an old pipe is to blame for the mater main break this morning in Manitou Springs. Around 125,000 gallons of water leaked out on to Manitou Avenue around 3 this morning. WOrk on the street could continue well into Monday and possibly Tuesday.

3 years 5 months ago

Crews still working on main break in Manitou

Crews from Colorado Springs Utilities are still working on a water main break that spilled about 125,000 gallons of water in Manitou Springs. It happened around 3 this morning when a raw water pipe burst somewhere near the intersection of Manitou Avenue and Navajo Avenue. Crews expect a portion of...

3 years 5 months ago

LED street lights save money

City of Colorado Springs furthers their green effort by installing LED street lights across the city. Three hundred of these lights are already installed in certain major intersections and 130 are yet to be installed in residential areas. Guess who gets to decide where the residential lights will...

3 years 8 months ago

Bracing for high heating bills

All the cold weather we've had over the last few weeks could leave you with sticker shock when the utility bill comes in the mail. Last Tuesday alone, Colorado Springs Utilities customers set a record for natural gas consumption of nearly 2 and a half times a typical winter day's...

3 years 8 months ago

Help paying for utility bills

Our heaters are working over time as temperatures are expected to dip well below zero again today. All of that extra usage could leave customers with sticker shock when their bill comes in the mail. To help keep utility bills manageable, Colorado Springs Utilities customers can enroll the budget...

3 years 8 months ago

Heating help

Our heaters are working over time as temperatures are expected to dip well below zero again today. All of that extra usage could leave customers with sticker shock when their bill comes in the mail. To help keep utility bills manageable, Colorado Springs Utilities customers can enroll the budget...

3 years 8 months ago

Utilities using propane to help gas stock

A little known plant in eastern El Paso County is helping keep your home warm as temperatures plummet below zero. On a normal day, Colorado Springs Utilities says their customers use about 100 million cubic feet of natural gas. But on a day like Tuesday, that number skyrockets. "Today is...

3 years 11 months ago

Gas line break in Colorado Springs

A gas line break on Galley Road near Circle Drive in Colorado Springs has reportedly caused evacuations of several businesses in the area. Firefighters and police officers reported to the break which is now being repaired by crews with Colorado Springs Utilities. It's unknown how long the repair...

4 years 1 month ago

Controlled burn planned on Pikes Peak

Colorado Springs Utilities plans a controlled burn on the north slope of Pikes Peak to thin the forest. The Colorado State Forest Service will carry out the project, which aims to clear underbrush on 115 acres of the city's watershed. CSU is worried about a destructive wildfire like...

4 years 1 month ago

State-Issued Winterization Rebates Available

Tuesday's cooler temperatures served as a reminder of the change of seasons on the way and a timely reminder that rebates are still available from the State of Colorado for winterization efforts in your home. Utility providers across Colorado have partnered with the Governor's Energy Office to provide rebates...

4 years 2 months ago

Job of the Day: Systems & Database

Colorado Springs Utilities has an opening in its Data Warehouse/Business Intelligence area. This person will be responsible for providing professional, complex, senior-level Hyperion reporting and analysis. The starting pay range, depending upon experience, is $68,000 to $101,000. You must apply by noon next Monday.

4 years 4 months ago

Job of the Day:Administrative Technician

Colorado Springs Utilities has an opening for an Administrative Technician in their Human Resources Department. The job pays $14.27 to $21.33 per hour. Apply by June 24th. Here's a job description: *Prepares and processes benefit vendor payments in a timely manner. *Performs Family and Medical Leave Act administration...

4 years 4 months ago

Road work on Garden of the Gods

Colorado Springs Utilities has a natural gas project underway on Garden of the Gods Road, which is impacting traffic. This week, the turn lane onto Elkton Drive from eastbound Garden of the Gods Road is closed, along with the northernmost through lane on eastbound Garden of the Gods Road,...

4 years 5 months ago

Job of the Day: Colorado Springs Utilities

Colorado Springs Utilities has a job posting for a Relay Control Specialist. You'll need a strong knowledge of transmission protection devices, computer networking techniques and methods, and relay & control operational and safety procedures. Starting pay is $28 - $41 an hour. Click here to see the complete...

4 years 5 months ago

Watershed Access Concept Plan revised

Colorado Springs Utilities is revising the Watershed Access Concept Plan. Based on public feedback received on the Concept Plan, the following modifications are being considered. * Negotiate limited hunting possibility with the Colorado Division of Wildlife * Extend the proposed route for the Ute Indian trail to the...

4 years 6 months ago

CSU CEO nets $71,000 bonus

Even though the economy is improving, budgets are still tight. That's why many are questioning a big bonus for the CEO of Colorado Springs Utilities. Forte recently received a $71,000 bonus on top of his more than $250,000 salary. "If you pay people chump change, you get chumps," said...

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