Utility workers from Door County helped get the lights and air conditioning back on in central Wisconsin communities left without power following last weekend's storms. Sturgeon Bay Utilities sent four line workers to help Wisconsin Rapids Water Works and Lighting Commission restore power to 10,000 customers. SBU is a member of the Municipal Electric Utilities of Wisconsin which has it's own mutual aid program. The SBU employees volunteered to help and brought along tools and materials needed to restore power. SBU Operations Manager Cliff White says each member utility can find itself in need of help at one time or another.
Two Sturgeon Bay Utility employees also went to restore electrical power in Kaukauna. Overall, 90 municipal utility workers volunteered to help communities affected by the storm.