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About Us

City Utilities is a municipally owned and operated electric, water, & wastewater utility, serving more than 4,000 customers in Richland Center, Wisconsin. We strive to provide low-cost, reliable service with a community-focused, personal touch. We are your friends and neighbors who share your values and understand your needs.

City Utilities Richland Center was founded in 1904. While a lot has changed over the past century, the focus of the utility has not. Today, we still offer our customers some of the lowest electric rates in the area - rates significantly lower than those in territories that are served by most investor-owned utilities. And, since we live and work in the community, we provide reliable energy with superior customer service.

City Utilities Richland Center also provides our customers with clean, high-quality water that meets or exceeds all state and federal standards. Our water quality and capacity are monitored every day by well-trained system operators.

City Utilities Richland Center provides wastewater services also.  Construction of the new wastewater treatment facility began in 2014 and was substantially completed in the winter of 2015.  It's been designed and contructed to produce a high-quality effluent for discharge to the Pine River, and to maximize operational flexibility and energy conservation.  The new facility is located off of County Highway TB straddling the townships of Buena Vista and Orion.