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Community-Owned Utilities - Our Great Asset

Our community receives many benefits from the unique way Fort Collins Utilities is structured, but residents may not be aware of the values they receive from their community-owned utilities. Lower rates, commitment to the local community, not-for-profit operations, accountability, local decision-making and customer service are values of this tremendous asset.

Our not-for-profit structure sets us apart as distinctly different from investor-owned utilities because we are fully accountable to our customers and serve the local community. We exist to provide reliable and safe electricity, water, wastewater and stormwater services to the residents, businesses and industries of Fort Collins. Very soon, broadband services also will be available. Utilities contributes to our sound local economy in many ways:

  • We make significant payments-in-lieu-of-taxes.
  • Jobs and utility dollars stay in the community.
  • Rates are reviewed and adjusted annually to provide reliable services for each utility, including ongoing maintenance and infrastructure improvements.
  • Our employees are your neighbors.
  • Economic development is promoted through flexibility, reliability and quality service.
  • Rates are competitive and often lower than other utilities.

Due to local management, the City determines how services are provided to our community. Local control means matching resources to local needs and offering programs, such as energy and water efficiency, economic development, multi-purpose stormwater projects and more.

Our coworkers, community members, neighbors and friends will continue to see the benefits of this asset, their community-owned utilities, as we plan and prepare for the future.

To request a presentation at your business, neighborhood meeting or other venue, please visit fcgov.com/utilities/presentations.

 

Fort Collins Utilities: community-owned, community-driven, community-served.

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Lincoln Center 2019/2020 Season Lineup

The Lincoln Center recently announced its 2019/2020 season lineup. The new season features three national Broadway tours including the Tony Award®-winning shows The Color Purple, An American in Paris and Beautiful – The Carole King Musical.

The Lincoln Center is also presenting two brand-new series this season. The Laugh Riot Series will feature comedy acts like the incomparable Rita Rudner and Tig Notaro. Also new this year is the National Geographic Live Series — featuring some of Nat Geo’s top photographers and filmmakers who will share their unbelievable stories and stunning images live.

Other season highlights include the holiday spectacular Mannheim Steamroller Christmas, an up-close wildlife experience with Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild Live, the violin virtuoso Joshua Bell and the hilarious magician Piff The Magic Dragon of America’s Got Talent fame.

Visit LCtix.com for the full season lineup. Season package orders can be placed now. Tickets go on sale Aug. 7 for all individual performances and for the discounted $15-$20 Big Deal seats.

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Beat the Buzz with the 4 Ds

This summer, take steps to protect yourself and loved ones from West Nile virus (WNV) with four easy steps known as the 4 Ds.

  • Drain: Mosquitoes breed in water! Drain any standing water in your yard each week. Bird baths, clogged gutters and kiddie pools are common breeding sites.
  • Dress: Wear lightweight, long-sleeved shirts and long pants while outdoors. Spray clothing with insect repellent since mosquitoes may bite through clothing.
  • Defend: Apply insect repellent sparingly to exposed skin. Use an approved repellent according to its label.
  • Dusk Through Dawn: Limit time spent outdoors from dusk through dawn, when mosquitoes are most active and feeding.

While there are no guarantees that you will not get WNV, using the Four Ds helps minimize the risk. To learn more about WNV and how to protect your family visit fcgov.com/westnile.

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Know Your H2O: Water Quality Report

Fort Collins Utilities remains committed to delivering high-quality drinking water and meeting the challenges of source water protection, water conservation and community education.

Learn where your local drinking water comes from, how it compares to federal standards and how Fort Collins Utilities is working to protect our watersheds in our annual Drinking Water Quality Report.

For questions or to obtain a paper copy, email utilities@fcgov.com, call 970-212-2900 or V/TDD 711.

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Continuing our Commitment to Green Energy

Fort Collins Utilities is committed to delivering innovative services that meet the changing needs of our customers, reduce environmental impacts and ensure a sustainable future. For 2.65 cents more per kilowatt-hour (kWh), all customers can purchase the equivalent of their monthly electric use from renewable sources. In addition, residential customers can purchase $5.30 blocks of green energy and businesses can purchase $26.50 blocks.

To ensure our renewable energy is of the highest quality, Utilities, through Platte River Power Authority, joined Green-e Energy® in 2007 to obtain third-party verification of our renewable purchases and sales. Last year, our renewable electricity program contained 100% wind from Colorado.

For more information or to sign up, call 970-212-2900, email utilities@fcgov.com, visit fcgov.com/green-energy or V/TDD 711.

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Calendar

Special Collection Recycling Event
June 15, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Timberline Recycling Center, 1903 S. Timberline Road
$5 entry fee per vehicle; additional fees may apply to recycle certain items
Learn More: fcgov.com/recycling

Xeriscape Garden Party
June 15, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
City Hall, 300 Laporte Ave.
RSVP: fcgov.com/garden-party

Power Trip Bus Tour
June 21, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Register: fcgov.com/bus-tours

Bike to Work Day
June 26, 6:30-9:30 a.m.
Free breakfast stations throughout Fort Collins
Info: fcgov.com/bicycling

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