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Municipal Utility

Evansville Water & Light


The City of Evansville Municipal Utility provides water to nearly 2,000 customers and electric to nearly 4,000 customers.  The City operates three wells, one tower, and many miles of water line to service all of our residents in Evansville.  The Electric Utility purchases power from WPPI and distributes electricity to Evansville residents and the surrounding area.  

In modern times it is easy to take for granted the idea of a public water and electric supply, but that has not always been the case.  Starting in 1885 there were many proposals for the creation and installation of a public water system for health benefits, fire protection and industrial growth.  These proposals did not pass the village board at the time and they continued to use cisterns throughout the community.  At the same time electricity in the community was provided by Baker Manufacturing.  In July of 1901 the residents of Evansville voted to create City run water and electric utility.  Now we have reliable water and electric supply for all of our residents in Evansville and we shall continue to provide quality and reliable service for many years to come.    

Reporting a Power Outage? 

(608) 882-2288




Payment Service Network fees to be reinstated on November 1, 2021

The City of Evansville has absorbed the cost of credit card processing fees, or PSN fees, during COVID. This began last year as part of the Public Service Commission’s (PSC) decision to waive these fees. Earlier this year, the mandate to waive the fees was removed by the PSC. At that time the city decided for the time being to continue to waive the fees. Now that City Hall is operating normally once again the customers have the option to either pay online, by phone or in person. Since we are now back to being open to the public since July 1st of this year, we will be continuing the credit/debit card processing fees starting November 1st 2021. The processing fee is calculated by a percentage of your total bill which is currently set by PSN at 2.9%.


Advanced Meters

You may have heard information recently about advanced meters—sometimes referred to as "smart meters".  Many electric and water utilities, including your own Evansville Water & Light, are making use of this technology. Are you wondering what this industry shift means for you in Evansville?


Click here for answers to some frequently asked questions. 



Time-of-Day Pricing

You may be able to reduce your monthly bill simply by being flexible and using electricity at the right time of day. The optional plan lets you take advantage of lower electric rates during times when overall demand for electricity is lowest. 

Click here for more information 

To schedule your meter change please call 608-882-2266.


Evansville Utility Account Policy and Procedure Manual - Customer Policy



Focus on Energy 

Focus on Energy partners with Evansville Water & Light to deliver real, measurable energy and financial savings for Wisconsin’s residents and businesses. In fact, since 2011 Focus on Energy has delivered more than $1 billion worth of net economic benefits to the state of Wisconsin. Check out the offerings below to see how you can start saving energy and money with Focus on Energy.

Incentives and Offering from Focus on Energy®

Smart Thermostat Rebate

Energy Star Rebate

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Meet Our Staff


Chad Renly

Municipal Services Director



Kerry Lindroth

Water and Light Foreperson