Green Bay Water Utility

Green Bay Water Utility The Green Bay Water Utility is located at 631 S Adams Street in Green Bay Wisconsin.

The Green Bay Water Utility, along with its predecessor (a privately owned company), has been in business over 120 years. The private commercial venture was begun in 1886 by a syndicate of New Englanders and operated under franchises granted by both of the then-existing Green Bay and Fort Howard communities. In 1894, the group of Connecticut promoters who established the original company sold out to local investors after having operated the system for about eight years. The original private company began operations with three wells, 12 miles of water mains, a pump house with reservoirs and a 12 inch river-crossing main to the west side of the Fox River to supply the community of Fort Howard. When the company sold eight years later to local investors, it had grown to include 29 miles of mains. Early records were not required, but a 1909 Railroad Commission report lists the locally owned system as having 43.1 miles of main and 4,002 customers, mostly residential. Industrial and commercial users at this early date generally had their own wells. In 1910, talk began about a municipal owned department, and a referendum overwhelmingly carried, only to have the efforts die there. The price of $500,000 was rejected by the City Council due to the fact that the amount being considered at that time represented a "staggering" sum. World War I came and went, and the issue resurfaced in 1920. A new referendum was passed, and the system was purchased on November 12, 1920 by the City of Green Bay for $975,000. Since inception in 1886, Green Bay had boasted about its pure and abundant water, brought up from deep artesian wells. But growth in population and commercial and industrial activities began to show a strain on the supply. In 1930, the average daily per capita consumption was between 40 and 50 gallons; by 1957, this had mushroomed to nearly 200 gallons. In addition, the water level, which in 1935 was a mere 95 feet below ground surface, had dropped to 350 feet. The natural reservoir of water could not be replenished as fast as city needs were growing. By 1952, it was evident that some new source had to be found. Deep, pure, dark blue Lake Michigan was nearby and an attractive source. After meeting with some opposition, work on the $10 million facility began in 1956. In August of 1957, construction was completed, and on August 10, 1957, the "new" water streamed and bubbled to customers. In November of 1964, the City of Green Bay annexed the Town of Preble, which had 3,516 customers. By 1970, there were 23,000 customers, and to date, there are 36,000. The water is still being drawn from Lake Michigan, 27 miles to the east of Green Bay, just north of the City of Kewaunee. The maximum pumping capacity during that first year was approximately 13 million gallons per day (MGD). Today, thanks to system upgrades, the maximum pumping capacity has grown to approximately 42 MGD. The Utility's retail service area currently is confined to the City's boundaries. Wholesale service to the Village of Ashwaubenon began in June, 2006 and to the Town of Scott in October, 2006. Construction and maintenance of all Utility facilities and improvements are the responsibility of the Utility. The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSCW) regulates the Utility's operations pursuant to Chapter 196 of the Wisconsin State Statutes. The Utility's retail service area, which is the City of Green Bay, is the third most populous city in Wisconsin, and has continued to experience substantial growth in population and tax base. The City has become one of the State's predominant manufacturing areas, with particular emphasis on non-durable goods industries. The City has a current population of 103,500. Since 1960, through annexation and consolidation, the City of Green Bay has grown physically from 15.5 square miles to a present area covering approximately 46.1 square miles. The City's population density of approximately 2,245 persons per square mile indicates there is ample land for future growth and development.

Mission: The mission of the Green Bay Water Utility is to provide an adequate supply of high quality, potable water at reasonable cost to the residences and businesses of Green Bay. We are dedicated to supplying friendly, convenient, and dependable service. We will attempt to understand our customers' needs in order to assure their satisfaction.

Operating as usual

WHO ELSE IS EXCITED FOR PACKERS SEASON?! 🙋 #GreenBayH2o #GoPackGo #TwoWeeks
08/30/2020

WHO ELSE IS EXCITED FOR PACKERS SEASON?! 🙋 #GreenBayH2o #GoPackGo #TwoWeeks

Green Bay Water Utility is joining city departments by putting together a series of informational pieces to help our wat...
08/26/2020

Green Bay Water Utility is joining city departments by putting together a series of informational pieces to help our water customers learn about what we do! We want to know: what topics are you most interested in concerning your city drinking water? Give us your ideas on what topics you'd like to learn more about, and we'll start pulling together the information.

08/26/2020
City of Green Bay Government

City of Green Bay Government

Have you ever wondered who brought the first golf course to the Green Bay area?! Watch the video to find out!

If you know someone that has a historic property, tell them about our Historic Preservation Revolving Loan Fund and apply online!

• Historic Preservation Revolving Loan Fund: https://greenbaywi.gov/1157/HPRLF
• General preservation, including how to apply for a COA: https://greenbaywi.gov/540/Historic-Preservation
• Call City of Green Bay Community & Economic Development: 920-448-3300

Have you tried it out yet?
08/13/2020

Have you tried it out yet?

To our GREEN BAY customers: you've been asking, and we made it happen! Say goodbye to snail mail and coming into the office:

To our GREEN BAY customers: you've been asking, and we made it happen! Say goodbye to snail mail and coming into the off...
07/30/2020

To our GREEN BAY customers: you've been asking, and we made it happen! Say goodbye to snail mail and coming into the office:

07/29/2020
City of Green Bay Government

City of Green Bay Government

#GreenBayGoesOn during this pandemic and the Clerk's Office is gearing up for the elections! The Clerk's Office is open to the public for in person absentee voting and registration. We are also still looking for poll workers to help out on election day in August and November.

• Poll Worker information: https://greenbaywi.gov/PollWorkers
• Voting Information: https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/
• Clerk's Office In Person Absentee Voting Hours: https://greenbaywi.gov/calendar.aspx?CID=14&showPastEvents=false
• Clerk's Office Phone: 920-448-3010

07/14/2020

Last night, the City of Green Bay's Protection and Policy Committee took up the topic of fluoridation in our water supply. We're sharing what our General Manager Nancy Quirk had to say about the matter in the late-night meeting. Committee action will be taken Thursday.

Be safe, stay hydrated and enjoy the fourth #GreenBayH2o
07/04/2020

Be safe, stay hydrated and enjoy the fourth #GreenBayH2o

“PAY YOUR BILL” button is currently unavailable on GBWater.org.  To make a payment online – go to “Customers” then “one-...
07/02/2020
Green Bay Water Utility

“PAY YOUR BILL” button is currently unavailable on GBWater.org. To make a payment online – go to “Customers” then “one-time payment.” Thanks!

06/30/2020

DID YOU KNOW? If you're out on Lake Michigan, remember to keep our waters clean this summer! #GreenBayH2o

06/29/2020

Summer scorcher = stay hydrated with Green Bay's finest 💦

06/26/2020

This is just our biased opinion, but... #LakeMichiganLife #GreenBayH2o #MidwestisBest #Freshwater 💦

06/25/2020

⚠️Our 'summer hours' will differ slightly next week, so if you're stopping by to pay your bill, make sure it's done before Friday! Thanks! 🇺🇸

#WateraFlowerDay 🌻
05/30/2020

#WateraFlowerDay 🌻

TIPS FOR PROTECTING LAKE MICHIGAN THIS SUMMER:💊Dispose of meds properly 🥤Ditch the one-time-use plastic 🗑️Don't litter🍎L...
05/29/2020

TIPS FOR PROTECTING LAKE MICHIGAN THIS SUMMER:
💊Dispose of meds properly
🥤Ditch the one-time-use plastic
🗑️Don't litter
🍎Learn about water and teach others, too

The things we wouldn't have without water! 🍔 #NationalHamburgerDay
05/28/2020

The things we wouldn't have without water! 🍔 #NationalHamburgerDay

But we usually don't need that much. 😄 #GreenBayH2o
05/27/2020

But we usually don't need that much. 😄 #GreenBayH2o

That is DEEP❕ #GreenBayh2o #LakeMichigan
05/26/2020

That is DEEP❕ #GreenBayh2o #LakeMichigan

Today we remember those who sacrificed their lives for our freedom. Thank you to all the brave men and women. We are for...
05/25/2020

Today we remember those who sacrificed their lives for our freedom. Thank you to all the brave men and women. We are forever grateful! 🙏🏼🇺🇸 #MemorialDay

We offer the most affordable water in Brown County 💰 🚰 #GreenBayh2o
05/22/2020

We offer the most affordable water in Brown County 💰 🚰 #GreenBayh2o

Green Bay Water Utility's cover photo
05/21/2020

Green Bay Water Utility's cover photo

05/19/2020

We 💙 Lake Michigan!

05/13/2020
City of Green Bay Government

City of Green Bay Government

#GreenBayGoesOn during this pandemic and we are still here, working hard every day to keep our community safe. Watch this video to hear from Andrew Smith, Chief of the Green Bay Police Department and Mayor Eric Genrich.

As always, reach out to any department if you have questions or concerns.
Stay safe!

Request for Service: https://rfs.greenbaywi.gov/requestforservice/
Contact the Mayor online: https://greenbaywi.gov/FormCenter/Mayor-5/Contact-the-Mayor-126 or by phone: 920-448-3005
Contact Police Non-Emergency Phone Number: (920) 448-3200
Emergency Phone Number: 911

Happy drinking water week to everyone! We're saying 'THANK YOU' to some wonderful gals named Mary and Roxanne who sent u...
05/07/2020

Happy drinking water week to everyone! We're saying 'THANK YOU' to some wonderful gals named Mary and Roxanne who sent us donated masks all the way from Elmwood, Wisconsin! #DrinkingWaterWeek #MaskDonation #ThankYou

We just had a man tell our front office staff how much he appreciates their amazing customer service when he drives thro...
05/06/2020

We just had a man tell our front office staff how much he appreciates their amazing customer service when he drives through to pay his bill. This small amount of kindness brought a smile to our faces and was a simple reminder that friendliness is free! Happy Drinking Water Week!

Our theme goes hand-in-hand with clean, dependable water being essential to maintaining health and disinfection against ...
05/05/2020

Our theme goes hand-in-hand with clean, dependable water being essential to maintaining health and disinfection against COVID-19. Green Bay Water Utility makes sure all of us have access to clean, reliable services! #GreenBayH2o #DrinkingWaterWeek2020 #ThereWhenYouNeedIt

Drinking Water Week recognizes the vital role tap water plays in daily life, the infrastructure that is required to carr...
05/04/2020

Drinking Water Week recognizes the vital role tap water plays in daily life, the infrastructure that is required to carry it to and from homes and businesses, and the important work of water professionals behind the scenes! #DrinkingWaterWeek2020 #ThereWhenYouNeedIt #GreenBayH2O

Timeline Photos
04/28/2020

Timeline Photos

Green Bay Water Utility advises closed businesses to flush pipes
04/23/2020
Green Bay Water Utility advises closed businesses to flush pipes

Green Bay Water Utility advises closed businesses to flush pipes

GREEN BAY (WLUK) -- Green Bay Water Utility is warning the public that temporarily closed businesses should flush their water pipes for the sake of water quality. Officials say that water left sitting stagnant in building's pipes changes the water’s quality. The solution is to flush internal p...

Happy Administrative Professionals Day!
04/22/2020

Happy Administrative Professionals Day!

Please 'LIKE' and 'SHARE': ⚠️ ATTENTION BUSINESS OWNERS!⚠️ Even if you're closed, you need to give your water pipes some...
04/20/2020

Please 'LIKE' and 'SHARE':
⚠️ ATTENTION BUSINESS OWNERS!⚠️ Even if you're closed, you need to give your water pipes some action:https://www.gbwater.org/i/f/files/COVID_Building_Water_Quality_Guidance_04_03_2020%20v2.pdf

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631 S Adams St
Green Bay, WI
54301

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday 07:30 - 17:00
Thursday 07:30 - 17:00
Friday 07:30 - 11:30

Telephone

(920) 448-3480

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