Report: Water usage down 
in central Wisconsin

October 5, 2009

MARSHFIELD - A recent report from the Wisconsin Public Service Commission says residents of central Wisconsin are using less water than they did four years ago.

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 state resident.


Associated Press