MARSHFIELD - A recent report
from the Wisconsin Public Service Commission says residents
of central Wisconsin are using less water than they did four
Data gathered from 584 public
water utilities in the state revealed the typical customer
in Wisconsin used 56,000 gallons of water in 2008, compared
with 60,000 in 2004, a drop of nearly 7 percent.
PSC Chairman Eric Callisto
says the trend is evidence that water conservation and
efficiency continue to gain momentum in the state.
For example, residential
water use data from 2007 revealed that residents in Stevens
Point, Marshfield, Plover, Wausau and Wisconsin Rapids used
less water in 2008 than they did the year before.
It also shows that residents
of most cities used less water last year than the typical