River Falls Line Crew

River Falls Municipal Utilities Honors its Heroes During
National Lineworker Day

River Falls Municipal Utilities Lineworkers play a vital role in our community, working in harsh weather and sometimes hazardous conditions to keep electricity flowing year-round and to restore power immediately during an outage. In honor of National Lineworker Appreciation Day on April 18, River Falls joins utility companies across the nation in recognizing the efforts of the men and women who risk their lives daily to keep electricity flowing to our nation’s homes and businesses.

Our lineworkers worked around the clock during multiple bouts of severe winter weather this year. If you know a line worker, or see one today - thank them. We’re grateful to the courageous, hardworking men and women who work tirelessly to restore service following these difficult events, as well as their daily work to keep power flowing. These men and women are truly heroes and this day is to honor them and the critical role they play in keeping the lights on.

Meet the Utilities Staff!
Get up close and personal with your Electric and Water field employees. These are the very humble, hardworking, and skilled guys who take great pride in keeping your lights on and water flowing. They took a few minutes to introduce themselves to you. Meet them by checking out the Community Connections - Meet the Utility Team video. We have a world renowned author in the group…..don’t miss it!
Energy Assistance Available
The Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP) provides assistance for heating costs, electric costs, and energy crisis situations. Operating with federal and state funding, the program provides assistance to approximately 225,000 Wisconsin households annually. Most types of fuel are eligible to receive assistance. Whether you use wood, propane, natural gas, electricity, or fuel oil to heat your home, energy assistance is available if you qualify. Households with income at or below 60 percent of the Wisconsin state median income may be eligible for WHEAP and weatherization services. Many households with income from farms, offices, factories and other work places receive WHEAP assistance and weatherization services.

The amount of the benefit varies depending on a variety of factors, including the household’s size, income, and energy costs. The funding pays a portion of the costs, but the payment is not intended to cover it entirely. In most cases the energy assistance benefit is paid directly to the household energy supplier. For more information on the Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP) and how to apply, please call 1-866-HEATWIS (432-8947), or visit the "Where to Apply" tab on www.homeenergyplus.wi.gov to find your local energy assistance agency.