Jeff Ripp Joins PSC as Water Conservation Coordinator

MADISON – Jeff Ripp has joined the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSC) as the state’s Water Conservation Coordinator.  Jeff will be advising the state on key water conservation policy, conducting research on water conservation practices and monitoring water resources in the state.  He will be responsible for evaluating industry practices, new technologies and their impact on water regulation, water utilities and consumer education while focusing on efficient use and the protection of the state’s water resources.  Creation of a Water Conservation Coordinator position was one of the important commitments made by the PSC in response to recommendations resulting from Governor Doyle’s Water Conservation Symposium held last year.

“I look forward to working with Jeff,” said Chairperson Dan Ebert.  “This new position is critical to developing the state’s water conservation programs and will help protect Wisconsin’s precious water resources.”

Jeff joins the PSC with extensive experience in water resources issues, program evaluation, legislative process and government regulation.  He holds a Master of Science in Water Resources Management, a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and a Certificate Degree in Environmental Studies, all from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

“Wisconsin is fortunate to have abundant water resources, but these must be used wisely,” said Jeff Ripp.  “I am excited to begin working on water conservation policies that will encourage efficient use and help ensure sustainable supplies for the future.”

For more information about the PSC’s water conservation efforts, please visit the agency’s website at: and