You are here: Water

Village of Poynette Water Utility

2016 Consumer Confidence Report

Water Utility Rates

Quarterly Meter Charges are billed per meter size.  The majority of residential meters are 3/4" and are charged a flat quarterly fee of $18.00 per metered service.  In addition to the meter charge there is a volume charge which is calculated as follows: 

Residential Customers are billed $4.60 per 1,000 gallons of water regardless of usage. 

Non-Residential Customers are billed by the following tiered rates:

 First   20,000 gallons $4.60  per 1,000 gallons
 Next 180,000 gallons $4.00  per 1,000 gallons 
 Next 100,000 gallons $3.50  per 1,000 gallons
 Over 300,000 gallons $2.80  per 1,000 gallons

Water Leaks

If you are experiencing a higher than normal water bill, there is a possibilty that you have a leak.  One easy test that you can do is to check your toilets for water loss.  Place food coloring in the back tank of the toilet, allow it to sit for 15 - 30 minutes and if you see that the color has seeped into the bowl portion of the toilet the seals in the toilet are dried out and need to be replaced.  Toilets are big culprits when it comes to water loss.  Also check faucets, outside spickets, wash machine connections, water softening units and hot water heaters.  Water meters do not run faster then the water running through them.  Higher water bills are not a result of a defective meter; water meters either calculate consumption or they do not.  If you have additional questions regarding water leaks please feel free to contact our billing office at (608)635-2122 x201.     

For more information on how you can help reduce your water bill and stop unnecessary water loss,
please visit the
DNR's Website for additional household tips. 

Water Conservation Information

Protecting Wisconsin’s precious water resources begins with you! 

Water is vital to Wisconsin’s economy and identity.  There are many reasons for Wisconsin residents to conserve water.  These include saving money on water and sewer bills, reducing energy usage, and ensuring that our water supply is reliable and sustainable.  By using water wisely, we can reduce the impact of our water use on the environment and ensure that future generations will have adequate water to meet their needs.

Everyone can do their part to conserve water.  Here are some simple steps you can take
at home or at work:

  • Monitor your water bill for unusually high use to discover leaks
  • Fix leaky faucets, showers and toilets or replace with WaterSense labeled models
  • Don’t let the water run while brushing your teeth
  • Only wash full loads of laundry and dishes
  • Reduce or eliminate watering of lawns and landscaping
  • Use rain barrels to collect rainwater for outdoor plants