Public Notice to all customers of the Cascade Water Utility: PUBLIC NOTICE TO ALL CUSTOMERS OF THECASCADE WATER UTILITYThe Cascade Water Utility (Utility) has filed an application with the Public Service Commissionof Wisconsin (Commission) to increase water rates. The total increase in water revenuesrequested is $207,248 which will result in an estimated overall rate increase of 201.04 percentover the water utility’s present revenues and would be implemented in two steps. The proposedStep 1 increase of $52,558 would take effect upon the issuance of the Final Decision by theCommission. The overall Step 2 increase of $207,248 is compared to the current rates and is anadditional increase of $154,690 over Step 1 rates. The Utility would implement the remainingStep 2 increase when the Utility notifies the Commission that it has placed Well No. 3 in service.If the request is granted, the water bill for an average residential customer with a ⅝-inch or ¾-inch meter who uses 10,000 gallons of water per quarter will increase from $41.80 to $142.00, or239.71 percent, after Step 2 has been implemented. The increase is necessary due to a 242.16percent increase in gross plant investment and a 140.47 percent increase in operating expensessince the last water conventional rate case was completed in 2016.A public hearing on the application has been scheduled for Wednesday, July 10, 2024 at 3:00p.m. This hearing has no physical location. Parties and Commission staff appear by Zoom.Parties and Commission staff may use the telephone connection as a backup or if no practicableinternet connection exists. Members of the public attend by Zoom or by audio-only telephoneconnection.Join Zoom over the internet at: join Zoom telephone:1. Dial: +1 312 626 67992. Enter: 809 513 2930 # (Meeting ID)The Commission intends to livestream and record this hearing on YouTube. To access thelivestream, go to the Commission’s website at, click the dropdown menulabeled “News & Events”, and select item labeled “Broadcasts”.A person may testify in this proceeding without becoming a party and without attorneyrepresentation. A person may submit this testimony in only one of the following ways: Web Comment. File a comment on the internet. Go to the Commission’s web site at, click the dropdown menu labeled “Commission Action”. Select theitem labeled “File a Public Comment”. On the next page select the “File a comment”link that appears for docket number 955-WR-101. Web comments shall be receivedno later than Friday, July 12, 2024. Live Comment. Make a live comment at the hearing. The ALJ may receive livecomments from any member of the public in attendance after the close of any partyand Commission staff testimony. The ALJ will receive such comments by stating thename of each member of the public connected to the hearing one at a time and askingif they would like to comment. Mail Comment. Send a comment by U.S. Mail. All comments submitted by U.S.Mail shall be received no later than Friday, July 12, 2024 and shall be addressed to:Attn: Docket 955-WR-101 Comments, Public Service Commission, P.O. Box 7854,Madison, WI 53707-7854.To access the documents, schedule, and other information about this docket, go to theCommission’s web site at, select the dropdown menu labeled ‘eServices”.Select the item labeled “Docket Search (CMS)”. On the next page enter 955-WR-101 in thespaces labeled “Case #” and select “Search”.If you have any questions, please contact the Cascade Water Utility at (920) 528-8642.

Cascade 175th Anniversary and Queen Contest

The 175th Anniversary Committee has taken the feedback from the community and decided to hold a Pot Luck on September 16th, 2023, more details will be in the next newsletter in July. 

Queen Contest Rules & Entry Procedure:

Contestant Eligibility: A contestant must be a resident of the Village of Cascade or have a Cascade adddress and also be between the ages of 14-19 by June 1, 2023, the essay deadline. 

Entry Prooedure: Each contestant must complete (1) an official Village of Cascade Queen Contest application (see image with this post) (2) write a 250 word essay answering the following: Why do I like living in Cascade? What does Cascade mean to me?

**The entry deadline is June 1, 2023. Applications and essay must bee delivered to the Village Hall by June 1, 2023. Late applications will not be accepted. 

Determinatiton of Winner:

  • Essays will be evaluated by a non-resident of Cascade, picked and agreed upon by tthe 175th Anniversary Committee. 
  • The winning contestant will be required to attend the Fall Potluck on September 16th, 2023. 
  • The winning conttestant will receive a $250 savins bond.