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New law protects utility customers' privacy - hngnews.com

New law protects utility customers' privacy - hngnews.com | Municipal Utility News | Scoop.it
New law protects utility customers' privacy
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Representatives from Municipal Electric Utilities of Wisconsin (MEUW), the trade association that supported the bill, and WPPI Energy attended the bill signing.
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New technology will make water utility workers' lives easier - WQOW TV News 18

New technology will make water utility workers' lives easier - WQOW TV News 18 | Municipal Utility News | Scoop.it
New technology will make water utility workers' lives easier
WQOW TV News 18
Eau Claire (WQOW)- The city of Eau Claire is in the process of a water meter upgrade; one that will enhance efficiency for the city.
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Power line foes lose appeal on $500 million transmission line - JSOnline

Power line foes lose appeal on $500 million transmission line - JSOnline | Municipal Utility News | Scoop.it
Federal energy regulators rebuffed a challenge from power-line opponents in Wisconsin and Minnesota, seeking to block a high-voltage line linking Rochester, Minn., and La Crosse.
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Boulder sets special meeting July 24 for first Xcel condemnation vote - The Daily Camera

Boulder sets special meeting July 24 for first Xcel condemnation vote - The Daily Camera | Municipal Utility News | Scoop.it
Boulder sets special meeting July 24 for first Xcel condemnation vote The Daily Camera That vote represents a significant step toward creating a municipal electric utility because state law says that cities cannot enter into condemnation...
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Mount Carmel Public Utility Co. sued over man's power line injury ...

Mount Carmel Public Utility Co. sued over man's power line injury ... | Municipal Utility News | Scoop.it
McIntire says he was a customer of Mount Carmel Public Utility Company and the electric company operated power lines outside of his home in the 1000 block of North Pear Street. When he walked out of his house in July ...
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City of Minneapolis to hold public hearings on forming a municipal power utility - Minnesota Daily

City of Minneapolis to hold public hearings on forming a municipal power utility - Minnesota Daily | Municipal Utility News | Scoop.it
EarthTechling City of Minneapolis to hold public hearings on forming a municipal power utility Minnesota Daily City leaders are looking into forming a public option for electrical and gas utilities by purchasing necessary infrastructure, but some...
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Scammers using Madison Water Utility meter upgrade program to bilk customers - 77Square.com

Scammers using Madison Water Utility meter upgrade program to bilk customers - 77Square.com | Municipal Utility News | Scoop.it
Scammers using Madison Water Utility meter upgrade program to bilk customers 77Square.com Some water utility customers have had their water turned off because they've ignored repeated requests to let a technician do the meter upgrade, so the...
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Two Rivers electric utility director honored - Herald Times Reporter

Two Rivers electric utility director honored - Herald Times Reporter | Municipal Utility News | Scoop.it
Two Rivers electric utility director honored
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Tom Bushman, right, Two Rivers Light & Water Electric utility director, receives the 2013 Municipal Electric Utilities of Wisconsin's Donald L.
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Twitter / MuniPowerLobby: Thanks Rep Honadel, Sen Farrow ...

Twitter / MuniPowerLobby: Thanks Rep Honadel, Sen Farrow ... | Municipal Utility News | Scoop.it
Thanks Rep Honadel, Sen Farrow for Wis Act 25, and for @GovWalker for signing. Customer info protected. #commonsense http://t.co/Cm1w9riYJQ
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Groups Say Events Require Fresh Bid For Waukesha Water ...

Groups Say Events Require Fresh Bid For Waukesha Water ... | Municipal Utility News | Scoop.it
Waukesha Water Utility General Manager Dan Duchniak said what the [Great Lakes] compact is asking for has been part of the process that's been in the works since Waukesha submitted the application. He said the city will ...
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LAWRENCE: Bill would boost aid to towns - Packet Online

LAWRENCE: Bill would boost aid to towns
Packet Online
For many years, municipalities assessed a gross receipts and franchise tax on public utilities and collected the money at the local level.
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In Wisconsin, we call this PILOT payments...or Payment In Lieu Of Tax payment. Makes sense to reimburse the community that hosts the utility, and not sent $ to the state. Good luck New Jersey municipalities!

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Marshfield Utilities manager to retire Friday - Marshfield News-Herald

Marshfield Utilities manager to retire Friday - Marshfield News-Herald | Municipal Utility News | Scoop.it
Marshfield Utilities manager to retire Friday Marshfield News-Herald Marshfield Utilities is a quasi-independent municipal utility owned by the city and responsible to the Marshfield Utilities Commission, whose members are nominated by the mayor...
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Madison Water Utility restoring service to disconnected customers during heat ... - WMTV

Madison Water Utility restoring service to disconnected customers during heat ... - WMTV | Municipal Utility News | Scoop.it
Madison Water Utility restoring service to disconnected customers during heat ...
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The Madison Water Utility says that during the heat advisory, they are reconnecting service to five homes that had been previously disconnected.
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Report says Boulder should obtain Xcel distribution system - Denver Post

Report says Boulder should obtain Xcel distribution system - Denver Post | Municipal Utility News | Scoop.it
Report says Boulder should obtain Xcel distribution system Denver Post The Boulder City Council should move ahead with creating a municipal utility and obtain — through condemnation if necessary — Xcel Energy's distribution system, a staff report...
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Booting up - CommonWealth magazine

Booting up - CommonWealth magazine | Municipal Utility News | Scoop.it
Booting up
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The municipal utility offers low rates for electricity and high-speed data.
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Xcel Energy Criticizes Boulder's Ability To Provide Efficient, Cheap Power - Huffington Post

Xcel Energy Criticizes Boulder's Ability To Provide Efficient, Cheap Power - Huffington Post | Municipal Utility News | Scoop.it
Recharge Xcel Energy Criticizes Boulder's Ability To Provide Efficient, Cheap Power Huffington Post Boulder officials have said that a municipal electric utility can offer more renewable energy than Xcel -- up to 50 percent on "day one" -- at rates...
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Law exempts utilities from public records - hngnews.com

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Law exempts utilities from public records
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Now the Protecting Municipal Utility Customer Information legislation prevents third parties from accessing private information about their municipal utilities customers.
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Prince George's County Water Outage: Up to 200,000 Customers ...

Prince George's County Water Outage: Up to 200,000 Customers ... | Municipal Utility News | Scoop.it
OXON HILL, Md. (CBSDC/AP) — Water utility officials say they've made adjustments to keep water flowing during urgent water main repairs and hundreds of thousands of Maryland residents may not lose water service for ...
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Utilities forms new partnership for power in future - Star News

Utilities forms new partnership for power in future - Star News | Municipal Utility News | Scoop.it
Utilities forms new partnership for power in future Star News Elk River Municipal Utilities, which feeds electricity to 9,300 metered customers through 44 square miles, has announced a new partnership that it will form in an effort to offer...
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Mount Prospect one of cities reporting municipal aggregation scams - Chicago Tribune

Mount Prospect one of cities reporting municipal aggregation scams - Chicago Tribune | Municipal Utility News | Scoop.it
Mount Prospect one of cities reporting municipal aggregation scams
Chicago Tribune
Mount Prospect is one of hundreds of municipalities in the state that has negotiated electric rates with suppliers on its own, rather than relying on ComEd.
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Water Utility holding contest in battle against plastic water bottles : Madisondotcom

Water Utility holding contest in battle against plastic water bottles : Madisondotcom | Municipal Utility News | Scoop.it
The Madison Water Utility wants you to give up the bottled water habit and switch to good old-fashioned tap water, and is holding a contest to help sway your taste
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You have to get creative and sneaky to fool the American consumer. Offering stuff is good, too.

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Consider factors before buying water service line insurance - Reedsburg Times Press

Consider factors before buying water service line insurance - Reedsburg Times Press | Municipal Utility News | Scoop.it
Consider factors before buying water service line insurance
Reedsburg Times Press
“Water service line breaks are not everyday occurrences,” Reedsburg Utility Water Supervisor Jon Craker said. There are many things that could cause a break.
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Leaders weigh options in splitting city utility bills - LubbockOnline.com

Leaders weigh options in splitting city utility bills LubbockOnline.com The board and staff of the municipal utility are analyzing the needed logistics and potential costs of separating LP&L charges from those of other city utilities including...
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Public Investigator Warnings sounded over offer of water line insurance - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Public Investigator Warnings sounded over offer of water line insurance - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | Municipal Utility News | Scoop.it
Public Investigator Warnings sounded over offer of water line insurance
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
"Your exterior water service line is the pipe that brings fresh water into your home from your water utility or private well," the ad states.
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