Turn your computer and monitor off when not in use

This can save a lot of energy and contrary to common belief, frequently turning your computer and monitor off to save energy will not shorten the life of the computer/monitor due to advances in technology.

Passive Cooling

"Passive cooling" includes ways of cooling your home without using the excessive electricity associated with air-conditioning.

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Energy savings in warmer camps

Here are some energy tips for the spring and summer.


If you use air conditioning, a ceiling fan will allow you to raise the thermostat setting about 4°F with no reduction in comfort. Turn off ceiling fans when you leave the room. Remember that fans cool people, not rooms, by creating a wind chill effect.

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Cumberland Municipal Electric Utility has filed an application with the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSCW) to decrease electric rates.


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New law protects utility customers’ privacy

Wisconsin’s municipally owned utilities protect customer information as required by Public Service Commission rules. However, because they are public entities, some have received requests for municipal utility customer information under the state’s open records law. By contrast, customers of investor-owned utilities in the state, which are not subject to the open records law, have clear protection of their information under the PSC rules.

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Annual Drinking Water Quality Report

We are pleased to present tio you the 2012 annual quality water report. This report is designed to inform you about the quality water and services we deliver to your home every day.


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For Your Home

Tip for small business

Know your energy usage. Conducting a simple energy audit can help you find ways to conserve energy and discover places where you may be wasting energy. Look for tools online to help you do an audit.

Energy Saving Tips
1368038102_Tips1. Set thermostat at a comfortable level in the summer and winter months.
2.Use compact fluorescent light bulbs.
3. Tu rn off your computer and monitor when not in use.
4. Change air conditioning or furnace filters on a regular basis.
5. Lower the thermostat on your hot water heater to 120 F.6.
6. Plug home electronics, such as TVs and DVD players, into power strips; turn the power strips off when the equipment is not in use (TVs and DVDs in standby mode still use several watts of power).
7. Don't block your radiators or heating vents with furniture or draperies. Keep your radiators, registers and baseboard heaters dirt and dust free.
8. Have your heating system serviced and check to see if furnace filters need replacing.
9. Weatherize your home by caulking and weather-stripping around doors and windows.

Water Saving Tips
1368125228_glob2-icon-481. Take short showers instead of baths.
2,.Install low-flow shower heads.
3. Wash only full loads of dishes and clothes.

Hoover Dam Facts

Electricity from the dam's powerhouse was originally sold pursuant to a fifty-year contract, authorized by Congress in 1934, which ran from 1937 to 1987. In 1984, More >>

Residential Programs

Reference the Residential Programs page to see about rebates and rewards on everything from insulating your attic to recycling your old refrigerator.

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