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Payment Assistance Fund Helps Keep Utility Services On for Residents in Need December 1
Having the electricity or water turned off for non-payment is a reality for many Fort Collins residents. To prevent this,... Read More
Utilities Water Reclamation Facility Recognized for Longstanding Success November 22
Fort Collins Utilities continues to make strides as a leader in sustainable wastewater treatment. Utilities’ Drake Water... Read More
Xeriscape Incentive Program Draws Great Community Interest, Gearing Up for 2017 November 16
Temperatures may be falling, but now is the perfect time to start thinking about the 2017 planting season. Many residents... Read More
Fort Collins Utilities' 2017 Electric, Water, Wastewater and Stormwater Rates November 16
Fort Collins Utilities regularly reviews its rates and makes adjustments to reflect the costs of providing reliable and... Read More
Full Closure of South Timberline Road Scheduled for Night of Nov. 22; Pedestrian Detour Planned Through December November 16
A short section of Timberline Road from Prospect Road south to Blackbird Drive will be closed the night of Tuesday, Nov.... Read More
  • Payment Assistance Fund Helps Keep Utility Services On for Residents in Need
    Release date: Dec-01-2016

    Having the electricity or water turned off for non-payment is a reality for many Fort Collins residents. To prevent this, Fort Collins Utilities' Payment Assistance Fund is available to help families, senior citizens and others in need stay current with their water and electric bills and avoid having their services turned off.

  • Utilities Water Reclamation Facility Recognized for Longstanding Success
    Release date: Nov-22-2016

    Fort Collins Utilities continues to make strides as a leader in sustainable wastewater treatment. Utilities’ Drake Water Reclamation Facility (DWRF) recently received a Six Year Gold Leader Certificate Recognition through the State of Colorado’s Environmental Leadership Program (ELP). The Gold Tier is the highest level of recognition given by the ELP. The long-term nature of the award speaks to the longstanding tradition of success and environmental focus at the facility.

  • Xeriscape Incentive Program Draws Great Community Interest, Gearing Up for 2017
    Release date: Nov-16-2016

    Temperatures may be falling, but now is the perfect time to start thinking about the 2017 planting season. Many residents were doing just that when they attended Fort Collins Utilities’ Xeriscape Incentive Program (XIP) open house at Odell Brewing Company in October. Over 120 people attended to find out how the program can help them create a beautiful, water-wise landscape.

  • Fort Collins Utilities' 2017 Electric, Water, Wastewater and Stormwater Rates
    Release date: Nov-16-2016

    Fort Collins Utilities regularly reviews its rates and makes adjustments to reflect the costs of providing reliable and quality electric, water, wastewater and stormwater services. Typically, City Council approves rates by ordinance in November and the new rates go into effect in January. 

  • Full Closure of South Timberline Road Scheduled for Night of Nov. 22; Pedestrian Detour Planned Through December
    Release date: Nov-16-2016

    A short section of Timberline Road from Prospect Road south to Blackbird Drive will be closed the night of Tuesday, Nov. 22, from approximately 7 p.m.-7 a.m.

Selina Gonzales

Selina Gonzales

Meet Selina Gonzales, Administrative Assistant, Customer Connections. "I’ve been coined the office mom. I think that’s fitting because I thoroughly enjoy helping make everyone's job easier.

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Meet Selina Gonzales, Administrative Assistant, Customer Connections. "I’ve been coined the office mom. I think that’s fitting because I thoroughly enjoy helping make everyone's job easier. Give me databases and let me create spreadsheets and I’ll figure out how to do get your project done. In fact, the most exciting thing to me is a blank spreadsheet. My favorite part of my job is the people. Everyone here at Utilities works hard and is committed to providing the best solutions for our City. I love playing a small part in the big picture planning that takes place day in and day out. Fort Collins is an innovative City. As a proud mother and grandmother, it gives me great satisfaction to know that Fort Collins is already planning for the next 25, 50 and 100 years."

Marsha Hilmes-Robinson

Marsha Hilmes-Robinson

Meet Marsha Hilmes-Robinson, Floodplain Administrator. "I started working at Utilities three months before the 1997 Spring Creek flood. That experience will be something that I never forget.

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Meet Marsha Hilmes-Robinson, Floodplain Administrator.
"I started working at Utilities three months before the 1997 Spring Creek flood. That experience will be something that I never forget. It was amazing to see the City staff, first responders, field workers and the entire community come together. So much of what we do in stormwater today came about from that historic flood. Stormwater tends to be one of our most misunderstood utilities. When it’s working, you don’t see it. I hope people know that we are constantly working behind the scenes on something related to flooding to keep our community safe. There is no true off season. It’s not if we will have another flood, it’s when and where. We are fortunate in Fort Collins to have the support that we do. I love working in the community that I live in. I take a lot of pride in the progress we have made and in being able to help citizens make informed decisions."

Norm Weaver

Norm Weaver

Meet Norm Weaver, Senior Energy Services Engineer and our resident solar expert. "It may come as a surprise, but despite growing up on the high, dry plains of Colorado, I’ve always had a passion for sailing.

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Meet Norm Weaver, Senior Energy Services Engineer, our resident solar expert. "It may come as a surprise, but despite growing up on the high, dry plains of Colorado, I’ve always had a passion for sailing. Of course as a native Coloradoan, a wide-range of outdoor activities have always been a big part of my life. Maybe it’s that love for nature that made my career in solar technology such a natural fit. For more than 10 years I’ve helped the City steer solar policy. In fact, Fort Collins was recently recognized as a “SolSmart Gold” designee by the U.S. Department of Energy. With the City’s solar policy on the right track, I’ll soon be retiring and sailing my boat Mirasol, into the sunset. During one of my travels, a Brazilian host explained that Mirasol translated loosely as ‘looking for, or reflecting the sun.’ Having lived such a sun-centered life, I couldn’t imagine a better name for my boat." Image may contain: 1 person , beard, eyeglasses and closeup

Kevin Armstrong

Kevin Armstrong

Meet Kevin Armstrong, Special Services Supervisor with Utilities Light & Power. “I literally started from the ground up, as a Groundman. Recently, I was promoted to Special Services Supervisor.

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Meet Kevin Armstrong, Special Services Supervisor with Utilities Light & Power. “I literally started from the ground up, as a Groundman. Recently, I was promoted to Special Services Supervisor. It’s been almost 19 years of PUD and fiber optic installs, repairing damaged light poles, rolling with all the changing technologies and systems, and I am most proud of right where I’m at today. It took a long haul to get here and a lot of hard, honest work. I can’t help but smile inside when I get wind that my son tells his buddies as he scurries up the obstacle course during his outdoor education class, “I have lineman in my blood. I hope the members of our community appreciate the service we provide. We all take great pride in what we do. We go above and beyond, every single time. This job means something more to all of us, other than just a paycheck. We work all day and sometimes overnight to get it right. Street lights don’t seem like that big a deal, until they’re out. And unfortunately, bad things can happen when lights are out; we want the people in our community to be as safe as possible. What drives us daily is creating a safe haven for the people in this City.”

John Wong

John Wong

Meet John Wong, Instrument / Electric Technician at the Water Treatment Facility. "I wear a lot of hats. Our team is responsible for keeping all the instrumentation, electrical, lighting, computers and pumps up and running.

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Meet John Wong, Instrument / Electric Technician at the Water Treatment Facility. "I wear a lot of hats. Our team is responsible for keeping all the instrumentation, electrical, lighting, computers and pumps up and running. I love the diversity in what I do. It’s a lot different than the submarine I used to work on in the Navy. From maintaining the SCADA systems to bending conduit and coding new programs, I’m never bored. Our team is awesome and makes me want to come to work each day. We all have our strengths and I’m known as the techie guy. Safety and going above and beyond to get it right is what we’re all about. Even if it does mean nine hours straight replacing a roof handler unit on the highest point of the rooftop, in late November - we are here for each other. I hope that people understand where their water comes from and how many people are involved in how they get it."

Pete Iengo

Pete Iengo

Meet Pete Iengo, Volunteer Program Coordinator with Utilities. "I started as a volunteer with the City and was tasked with developing the social responsibility program. Looking back, I feel like I’ve come full circle.

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Meet Pete Iengo, Volunteer Program Coordinator with Utilities. "I started as a volunteer with the City and was tasked with developing the social responsibility program. Looking back, I feel like I’ve come full circle. I'm now the Volunteer Program Coordinator for Utilities and today, nearly four years later, we have multiple affordability programs designed to help our more vulnerable population. Affordability and social issues can be complex and one of the most important things I’ve learned is to be genuine. Whether I’m training and mentoring new volunteers or talking on the phone to individuals that really need someone to listen, I feel like I’m making a difference. I hope that people understand that we want to help as many people as we can through our affordability programs. Talking with individuals that directly benefit from our services helps keep me grounded. I love helping people that really need it."

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Fort Collins Utilities Non-Discrimination Statement

Fort Collins Utilities is an equal opportunity residential and commercial utility service provider. We do not discriminate in the terms, conditions or provision of services based on race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin.


Fort Collins Utilities es una empresa proveedora de servicios públicos residenciales y comerciales con igualdad de oportunidad. No discriminamos en los términos, las condiciones o la provisión de servicios en base a raza, color, religión, sexo, discapacidad, estatus familiar o nacionalidad de origen.