Since 2015, the EFC has partnered with the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin to produce spreadsheets and interactive dashboards compiling water rates and public fire protection charges assessed by utilities across the state. These tools are designed to assist utilities to analyze and benchmark their current rates and financial condition, informing their decisions while evaluating their rates for the future. Rates and charges information are compiled by the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin, which regulates water rates for most systems within the state (including local governments), accounting for over 96% of the population served by community water systems. The rates and charges data are compiled into resources along with information on utilities’ Enterprise Fund key financial performance indictors, system characteristics, community socioeconomics, and other data. The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin funds this work to provide utilities across the state with the most comprehensive resources that can be used for benchmarking, rate-setting, financial decision-making, and communication.
Rates data were compiled in 2015, 2018 (578 utilities), and 2020 (577 utilities).
Tables of Water Rates and Public Fire Protection Charges Data
Spreadsheets of data for all water utilities in Wisconsin are available to download. The data tables list each utility’s residential water rate structure details, monthly-equivalent bills computed at different consumption levels, and public fire protection charge information. Rates data displayed on the WI Water Rates Dashboard are available in these downloadable PDF files.
Tables of rates by year in which rates were effective: 2020 2018
Additional reports and data on Wisconsin’s water rates available on this PSC webpage.
View the interactive WI Water Rates Dashboard.Download The Resource View The Dashboard
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill believes everyone in our community deserves equal access to information. Wisconsin Water Rates and Public Fire Protection Charges Information is available to provide data to make decisions for public policy. We are committed to creating an inclusive digital experience. If you are unable to access this information, please contact the Environmental Finance Center for more options.