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New Richmond Utilities Employees and Customers

Water Department
Drinking Water Quality Report
Additional Irrigation Water Meter
Summer Water Conservation

The New Richmond water utility was established in 1892, the first well was dug in 1901 and abandoned in 1933. There are now 4 wells in operation. New Richmond's first water tower was destoyed by a tornado in 1890. There are now two water towers in operation.

Our water department has four employees and a meter reader that also works with the electric department. The water department is regulated by the Wisconsin Public Service Commission.

The Utilities' hardness of water is 14 graines per gallon/190 p.p.m. Other water facts:

  • Flouride 1.1 p.p.m.
  • Iron less than 1\10 p.p.m.
  • Flow rate 1.5 million gallons per day
  • Water pressure per square inch: Static 58 lbs. and Residual 55 lbs.
  • Chlorine not added except on an emergency basis