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2009 Environmental Annual Report
using resources wisely 
 
Comply with all applicable environmental laws and regulations.Exceed regulatory compliance considering community values,competitive advantage and measurable benef t.Assure compliance through implementing sensible, sustainable and easy-to-understand environmental programs and systems.Adopt industry-best practices to assure public health.Demonstrate environmental stewardship within Colorado SpringsUtilities and promote it in our community to enhance the quality o lie in Colorado Springs.Hold employees personally accountable or assuring ColoradoSprings Utilities’ environmental commitment.Communicate the value o Colorado Springs Utilities’ environmental commitment to its citizen-owners through employeeand corporate communications.Be proactive in planning regulatory and legislative processes toensure consistency with community values and interests.Exceed citizen-owner expectations through community dialogueand education.
environmental guiding principles 
 
While going green may be in ashion now,environmental stewardship has been a parto our operations or decades. From ourounders at the turn o the 20th century toemployees’ innovative ideas today, responsibleuse o natural resources is integrated in ourdaily business.We have a number o initiatives currently underway that are improving operations,benef tting customers and helping to preserveresources, including:Testing emissions control technology 
that could reduce the amount o sulur dioxide.Building a new hydroelectric plant
in Cascade, which will bring ourhydropower capacity to more than33 megawatts (enough to power23,100 homes).Leading an increased use o solar
energy in our community, includingDistrict 11 and U.S. Air ForceAcademy acilities.O ering conservation programs,
money-saving rebates and reeworkshops to help our customers useour services more e  ciently.Just as important as what we’re doing is why we do it. Using resources wisely will:Help ensure a sustainable
environment and reliable services oruture generations.Lower your utilities bill.
Decrease the amount o uel used
to generate electricity, thereby conserving resources.Ease our reliance on imported
resources.Lessen the need or drilling and
exploration.I’m proud to be a part o an organizationthat leads by example when it comes toenvironmental initiatives. Our commitmentto being good stewards o the earth is simply based on doing what’s right or our customers,the community and uture generations.
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