To report a main break or other emergency
Water Utility Board
The purpose of the board, on behalf of the residents of Madison, is to ensure that the Madison Water Utility:
The board issues an annual report to the Common Council and general public.
WATER UTILITY BOARD POLICY BOOK
The board has developed and adopted a series of broad written policies. The Water Utility Board Policy Book includes four major policy categories:
Outcomes Policies define the direction and expected results of the utility.
Board–Executive Delegation Policies define the relationships and boundaries between the board, the General Manager, and utility staff.
Board Process Policies define the roles and responsibilities of board members.
Visit the Legislative Center Calendar and choose Water Utility Board from the meeting body list to view archived agendas, minutes. The calendar also provides links to archived audio recordings of meetings when they are available.
2014 Meeting Dates
Tuesday, January 28
Wednesday, February 26
Tuesday, March 25
Wednesday, April 30
Tuesday, May 27
Tuesday, June 24
Tuesday, July 22
Tuesday, August 26
Tuesday, September 23
Tuesday, October 28
Tuesday, November 25
Dates are subject to change. Most board meetings are held at 4:30 p.m. at 119 East Olin Avenue (Madison Water Utility offices). Board meeting agendas are available five days prior to a meeting.
CONTACTING THE Water Utility Board
To contact the Water Utility Board you can:
The Water Utility Board is described by State statute and City ordinance. It is made up of seven voting members and the Director of Public Health (or his/her designee) as an ex-officio member. The board is charged with authority for managing and operating the Madison Water Utility, under the general direction of the City of Madison Common Council. The Mayor appoints and the Common Council confirms board members for terms of five years for citizen members (with staggered appointment dates) and two years for the alder members; the Director of Public Health's appointment is ongoing. A quorum of the Board consists of four members.
Madeline Gotkowitz, President
Hydrogeologist, Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey
Bruce Mayer, Vice President
Larry Nelson, Secretary
First appointed: June 21, 2011
Term expires: September 30, 2015
Patrick Delmore, Board Member
Occupation: Assistant Professor, Edgewood College School of Education
First Appointed: July 2, 2013
Term Expires: September 30, 2017
P. Michael DePue, Board Member
Occupation: Civil Engineer and Certified Floodplain Manager
First Appointed: December 13, 2011
Term Expires: September, 30, 2016
Lauren Cnare, Alder Board Member
Anita Weier , Alder Board Member
First appointed: April 16, 2013
Term expires: April 21, 2015
Doug Voegeli, Ex-Officio Board Member
Occupation: Director of Environmental Health, Public Health of Madison and Dane County