Colorado Springs Utilities

Find Colorado Springs Colorado utilities. Utilities provide information on public services including electricity (power and light companies), oil and gas (home heating and cooking), waste and sewage companies.

Donala Water and Sanitation District 15850 Holbein Drive Colorado Springs CO 80921 719-488-3603

Donala Water and Sanitation District 15850 Holbein Drive Colorado Springs CO 80921 719-488-3603

Joe's Electric Co 226 Westcott Avenue Colorado Springs CO 80906 719-540-5216

Joe's Electric Co 226 Westcott Avenue Colorado Springs CO 80906 719-540-5216

Mesa Water Treatment Plant 2855 Mesa Road Colorado Springs CO 80904 719-448-4570

Park Forest Water District 7340 McFerran Road Colorado Springs CO 80908 719-494-1320

About Colorado Springs Utilities

Colorado Springs Utilities are business enterprises that provide essential public services including electricity, natural gas, water, and sewer services in Colorado Springs, CO. Because of the infrastructure required to deliver services, a monopoly is often the most economical way for an utility service to operate. Colorado Springs Public Utility Companies serve all of the customers for a particular service in Colorado Springs.

You may contact Utilities for questions about:
  • Colorado Springs Utilities billing and payments
  • Sewer rates and water bills
  • Setting up Utilities
  • Power outages
  • Natural gas hookups
Public & Private Utility Companies

Utilities in Colorado Springs, Colorado may be publicly owned enterprises or private companies. In both cases, the primary source of revenue supporting the Utility is user fees paid by customers. In the case of publicly owned Utilities, the assets of the Utility are owned by the Colorado Springs Government Utilities Department, but it operates as a self-sustaining public enterprise supported by its own revenues rather than relying on taxes to fund operations.

Public Utilities Commissions in Colorado Springs, Colorado

In Colorado, Utilities are regulated by the Public Services Commissions or Public Utilities Commission. Public Services Commissions are necessary when monopolies exist or in cases where competition is very limited, to ensure that Colorado Springs consumers receive safe, reliable, and reasonably priced services from competent and financially viable companies. Colorado Springs Utilities must receive approval for the rates they charge and they are also required to demonstrate to the Colorado Springs Public Services Commission that they have plans to maintain an infrastructure capable of supporting current and future demand for services.

Electric Utilities

Colorado Springs Electric Utilities are the most likely to function as a hybrid of monopoly and competitive services. Only one system for transmitting and delivering electricity to customers is feasible in a given service area such as, CO. Therefore, transmission and distribution of electricity operates as a monopoly and customers do not have a choice when selecting their Colorado Springs electric power company. However, the electricity in the Colorado Springs electric grid may come from numerous suppliers.

Water Utilities

Water Utility Services in Colorado Springs provide potable tap water directly to residential, commercial, industrial, and institutional customers through a distribution system.

Sewer Utilities

Colorado Springs Sewer Service Companies receive wastewater from customers via sanitary sewers at a wastewater treatment plant. The Sewer Utility treats the wastewater to reduce pollutants before it is released into waterways.

Natural Gas Utilities

Colorado Springs Natural Gas Companies are essentially local distribution companies that deliver natural gas, received from large capacity interstate or intrastate pipelines, to individual customers through small diameter distribution pipelines.