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Utilities

Education Programs#

Fort Collins Utilities provides outreach and education for students and adults about our four utilities - water, wastewater, stormwater and electric.

Virtual Resources

Students learning about the river on a watershed field trip.

Youth Programs#

Youth Education Programs

Choose from a variety of on-site programs about energy, water, wastewater and stormwater. Programs vary in length and age groups.

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Other Youth Programs

Utilities offers a variety of other youth programs, including Voltbusters and Look Up and Live.

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Children learn about the Poudre River.

Check-Out Kits

Interested in offering a Utilities program on your own? Several programs can be checked out as kits.

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Facility Tours

Facility tours are available of the drinking water treatment facility, water distribution system, water reclamation facility and the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum Certified Utilities administration building.

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Educator Training

Learn about Utilities program offerings and how to incorporate them into your classroom at the Poudre School District Summer Institute each June. Formal and nonformal educators can also request workshops and training on Utilities topics. Email UtilitiesEducation@fcgov.com to learn more and to request a training.

                    

Group photo from a Watershed Bus Tour

Adult Programs#

Watershed Field Trips

Program Length: Varies, 1-3 hours

Inspired by the Poudre River Report Card, experience how water scientists assess all aspects of the river during a watershed field trip. From the riparian corridor to the shape of the river, to the life and chemistry within the water, participants discover what makes a river healthy and why that is important.

Watershed field trips are dependent upon adequate weather and river conditions. Email UtilitiesEducation@fcgov.com to sign up.

Facility Tours

Facility tours are available of the drinking water treatment facility, water distribution system, water reclamation facility and the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum Certified Utilities administration building.

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Presentation or Program Request

Request an educator or Utilities subject matter expert to engage Homeowner’s Associations, multifamily housing groups, non-profits, clubs and other groups. Topics include conservation, efficiency, general Utilities information, history and more.

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Technical Trainings

Efficiency Works-Business, in partnership with Fort Collins Utilities, provides monthly technical trainings on a variety of topics, including lighting, HVAC, office efficiency, emerging technologies, building envelope and solar.

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Did You Know?

Pretreating clothing stains may avoid the need to rewash.

Installing plastic covers over single-pane windows during the winter can help your home perform better. 

Fort Collins Utilities monitors water quality in our water sources, treated drinking water and treated water returned to the environment.