Community Involvement

Community InvolvementBeing part of the community we serve is a role that Menasha Utilities takes seriously. As your local utility, we work hard to be an active participant by lending a hand in community service projects and offering various educational programs.

We have pledged a strong commitment to not only our customers, but to our community. Through a number of civic-minded activities, Menasha Utilities has fostered strong relationships that help further our connection to the community.  Here are a few of the ways we make a difference where we live.

Dollars Injected Locally

  • The utility helps relieve the local tax burden by making payments in lieu of taxes (PILOT) to the City of Menasha, totaling nearly $1.3 million dollars annually.

  • $2,000 to local students in scholarships.

  • $1,000 in donations to Community Clothes Closet and local pantries.

  • Donated 150 energy and water efficiency kits, in addition to the $10,144 donated by our generous customers to the Project Share fund at LEAVEN.

  • Brought the National Theater for Children to local elementary school.

  • Paid residential customer $1,800 in 2016 for Energy Star and Tree Power rebates.

  • Gave 600 energy efficiency kits to customers in celebration of Public Power Week.

  • $13,330 contributed to the City of Menasha for LED street lights through our power provider, WPPI Energy.

  • Paid over $1,265 to local businesses toward energy efficiency project incentives and training.

  • Gave $500 toward "MENASHA STRONG" project.

Community Programs & Services

  • Offer recycling for holiday lights since 2012.

  • Attend Menasha Farm Fresh Market to share programs, services, and prizes with customer.

  • Host recycling events which saved more than 146,714 pounds of electronics and appliances from landfills.

  • Menasha Utilities employees sponsored two Menasha families through the Boys & Girls Club at Christmas by donating gifts for the children and parents.

  • Participate in Menasha's Halloween Trick-or-Treat and Arbor Day celebrations.

  • Landlord Breakfast to share efficiency programs and utility information since 2015.

Tours

If your group or organization would like to learn even more about our daily operations, we offer tours of our Water Plant.  We welcome all types of groups and can accommodate tours to accompany presentations and meetings.  Our school and youth group presentations can also be tailerd to suit your needs.  Please contact us at 920-967-3451 for more information.