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Crews will be out flushing hydrants

Columbus Utilities crews are starting their routine yearly flushing program where they are required to flush hydrants throughout the city per the DNR. Where the crews will be flushing there will be water running down the gutter and flowing into the streets. Customers may see some rusty looking water. If this is the case, please remove the screens on your faucets and let the water run until clear. If you have any questions, please call Columbus Utilities at 920-623-5912. Thank you for your cooperation.


Frequently Asked Questions

Where does the renewable energy come from?

As a member of WPPI Energy we have access to a portfolio of renewable energy resources.

Choose Renewable’s energy mix consists of 73% wind from locations in Wisconsin and Iowa; 7% solar from multiple locations across Wisconsin, Iowa and Minnesota; and 20% biogas resources supplied from two Wisconsin facilities.

How will the renewable energy be delivered to my home or business?

Electricity generated by the renewable resources will be fed into the electric power grid along with all other power sources serving our community. While it isn't technologically possible to deliver electricity from renewable resources directly to your home or business, your support for the Choose Renewable program will enable us to increase the overall amount of clean, renewable resources that are a part of our power supply.

Can businesses participate?

Yes. Commercial, industrial and agricultural customers are encouraged to sign up. Please visit our Choose Renewable for Business page for details.

What is my extra investment in renewable energy used for?

The money you invest each month in Choose Renewable is used to help lower renewable energy resource costs and increase the amount of electricity generated from clean energy sources. The majority of your Choose Renewable investment is allocated to the development of renewable resources, such as additional solar and wind energy projects. The rest is used to build support for renewable energy among other customers like you, as well as businesses and organizations in your community. Broad support for renewable technologies across our communities will add up to greater demand, which, in turn will increase the investment made in renewable energy.