Jefferson Utilities
Welcome to Jefferson

Electric Crew Replacing Transformer
Jefferson Utilities & Police Dept.'s New Building
South Water Tower The Power of Community


When Jefferson Utilities was founded in 1901, our mission was to provide our customers with the best service at the lowest possible cost.  Although our motto ‘People You Know, Service You Trust’ came many years later, this commitment to our customer started from our infancy.  Our customer base has grown significantly since then – our 14 employees now serve over 7,000 water and electric customers – our aim is the same as it's always been. Our customers are not just customers, but neighbors and friends, and we feel it's our responsibility to do right by you.

In 1900, with great foresight and courage the Village of Jefferson forefathers asked its residents to vote on the proposed purchase of the private electric utility. Although many must have thought electricity was a fleeting technology, they voted by a 2/3 majority to purchase the electric utility and bring light and power to homes, industry and the City streets.  The following year, 1901, the actual purchase occurred, the Jefferson Utility Commission was formed and the purchase of the private water utility was contemplated.  Like the electric utility, following a vote of the residents the water utility was purchased and made public in 1902. 


We pride ourselves on low rates, low debt, community commitment, great customer service and efficient use of resources to provide consistent, reliable power and high quality drinking water.  Jefferson Utilities’ rates are set for the sole purpose of developing and maintaining the electric and water infrastructure.  Following the implementation of the proposed rate increases, Jefferson Utilities will provide our customers the second lowest rates in Jefferson County.  All of the water and electric payments made are invested back to our customers though system reliability, system capacity, safety, water quality and community programs.  All the Utility staff and Commission members are local folks that want nothing more than to serve our customers.  We pride ourselves on being the people you know and providing the service you trust!  Thank you for being our customer and believing in what we do! 



Jefferson Utilities is seeking a Journey-Level Electric Line Worker/Apprentice Line Worker.  This position will be involved in the operation, construction and maintenance of the high voltage electric system.  Prior power distribution schooling is preferred, but not required.  Applicants should possess a current Wisconsin CDL License.   This position requires the applicant to serve On-Call duty in regular intervals. A 15 mile residency policy applies.  Applicants must be able to perform strenuous physical labor, heavy manual tasks, climbing, and working on energized lines.  Knowledge of safety rules and good communication skills are important.  Applications will be taken until the position is filled.  Please direct questions to the Interim Utility Manager at (920) 674-7711.  Applications are available at the utility office located at 425 Collins Road, Jefferson, WI and on our website at  Equal Opportunity Employer. 


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