While there is an increased cost to upgrade and maintain the water system next year, the overall utilities budget is the lowest in recent history -- nearly $42 million less than our 2018 budget. This is the result of hard work by employees to reprioritize planned projects as well as lower projected fuel costs.
Increased water funding supports a significant upgrade to the Phillip H. Tollefson Water Treatment Plant, pictured above, and ongoing work to repair and replace water mains throughout the city.
Like many utilities across the nation, our water and wastewater systems are old and in need of ongoing repair and refurbishment.
Over the next six months, we will work closely with our Utilities Board, the Utilities Policy Advisory Committee, members of the community and you -- our customers -- to draft a plan that will set forth a vision for a dynamic, sustainable, clean energy future.
This vision will allow us to better serve you and incorporate important issues like protecting our natural resources, supporting clean energy and transportation, building a more resilient system, growing energy efficiency, empowering energy choice and driving economic development in the Pikes Peak region.
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Natural gas rate options
As we enter heating season, it's the perfect time to review
natural gas service options. We offer a number of natural gas service rate options to meet your business needs, including seasonal, index rate and interruptible service.
For additional information, visit csu.org, call your account manager or the Business Services Group at 448-4808.