"Water sales by the state's public utilities have fallen significantly over the past few decades, fueled by conservation efforts and shuttered manufacturing facilities, according to a new report by the Wisconsin Policy Forum."
Check out this coverage of our latest research, via Wisconsin Public Radio. We found the volume of water sold by Wisconsin’s water utilities has fallen to near its lowest level per person in at least a generation, and likely much longer.
Of all categories (residential, commercial, and industrial), industrial usage has declined the most.
Last year, 574 Wisconsin utilities sold over 138 billion gallons of water, down from a high of 175 billion in 1998, according to a new report. Since 1997, statewide water sales have fallen by 18 percent.