Welcome to the Cumberland Municipal Utilities website.
Visit the homepage to find information on what is happening at the utility and news and information on how to save money on energy and water for your home or business.
Cumberland Utilities is hiring for the summer! See a description of what we are looking for and an application for employment for the summer. Click Here
Computer Upgrade Note
Cumberland Utility is currently undergoing a computer upgrade. If you have “opted out” of receiving a paper bill in the mail but would like a copy of your bill , please call us at 715-822-2595 and request one and we will be happy to get one in the mail to you. If you have auto pay selected for your billing, this will NOT affect the auto pay, this upgrade only affects the ability to see your bill online.
Tips on using online bill pay
The utility bills are sent out around the 10th of each month and due by the end of the month. If paying online, we advise our customers to set up their payment to be no sooner than 15th and no later than the 27th. This is because our billing cycle is not always complete before the 15th and paying before the 27th will guarantee time for it to be put into our system.
Attention: Fake Utility “Collections Department”
Notice to customers of Cumberland Municipal Utility – apparently someone is calling businesses in Cumberland once again claiming to be the collection department of Cumberland Municipal Utility and informing them that they will be sending someone out to disconnect their electric service if they do not pay over the phone – We will NOT send anyone out after hours for any disconnection, if you were delinquent on your utilities, you would have previously received notification from us. Again – we would NEVER call you after hours or on a weekend – these are scammers trying to get money from you. Thank you
Chuck Christensen wins award
Chuck Christensen wins the Donald L. Smith Distinguished Citizen Service Award at the MEUW Conference. Congratulations Chuck!
Water tower facts
The original water tower dates back to the 19th century, when New York City required that all buildings taller than six stories and their own rooftop water tower. The original water tower builders were barrel makers. As more tall buildings cropped up these barrel makers expanded their craft to build water towers.
“Passive cooling” includes ways of cooling your home without using the excessive electricity associated with air-conditioning.
Energy savings in warmer temperatures
Here are some energy tips for the spring and summer.
Use fans and ventilation strategies to cool your home
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.
PUBLIC NOTICE TO ALL CUSTOMERS OF THE
CUMBERLAND MUNICIPAL ELECTRIC UTILITY
Cumberland Municipal Electric Utility has filed an application with the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSCW) to decrease electric rates.
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.
About Cumberland, Wisconsin
Cumberland, WI, population of 2,280, is known as “The Island City” because it is nearly surrounded by the waters of Beaver Dam Lake.