Utilities volunteers help mulch Midland-area subdivision

       After installing a drip irrigation system this spring, Colorado Springs Utilities volunteers returned to the Broadway Bluffs development off Broadway Street in the Midland neighborhood last month to spread 10 tons of mulch on four of the newest properties.
       Broadway Bluffs is a new, 14-lot affordable-housing subdivision. The irrigation system, with the mulch, will control erosion and allow the residents to water more efficiently, according to Utilities representatives.
       The volunteer work was organized by Utilities' Community Focus Fund Committee. The Broadway Bluffs project is one of 97 scheduled by the committee this year, according to Ralph Cruz, a committee leader who is employed by Utilities as a senior employee relations specialist.
       During the project day, he said the Broadway Bluffs residents “helped us as we went from one house to the next,” so that by the time they got to the fourth and last house, they had a large number of neighbors working with the city volunteers.

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