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Madison's One and Only Water Wagon!

Our Water Wagon provides clean, cool, refreshing Madison water at community events across the city during the warm weather months. Keep your water bottle handy -- you never know where you'll see us!

Check out the history of Madison's one-of-a kind Water Wagon, and see more photos on our Facebook page.

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Here's where you'll find the Water Wagon this week:

Downtown Farmer's Market

Wednesday, September 3 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm

In front of Monona Terrace


Girl refills her bottle at Water Wagon








Other Upcoming Events:

Elvehjem Elementary Back to School Picnic

Friday, September 12 at 5:30 p.m.


REAP Food for Thought Festival

Saturday, September 20

100 block of Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd

ARUNA 5k Run for Their Freedom

Saturday, October 18

Vilas Park

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If you catch us around town, be sure to snag a "drink local" water bottle while supplies last!

Water Wagon FAQs

How does the Water Wagon work?
The Water Wagon is a fresh water system, not a tank. We hook it up directly to approved hose bibs at parks and other areas throughout Madison. The water is then cooled inside the wagon and comes out of the taps cold, fresh and ready to quench thirsts!

How do I request the Water Wagon at an event I am organizing?
Fill out a Water Wagon Request Form and submit it to us at least two weeks before the event. Event requests are evaluated and approved based on the availability/proximity of a water source, staff availability, and the event's expected attendance, mission, and promotions.

What is the cost to use the Water Wagon?
We're happy to bring the Water Wagon and any accompanying staff free of charge to approved events. We do ask that organizers promote that our Water Wagon will be at the event and encourage attendees to cut down on waste by bringing their own refillable water bottles.

Who is permitted to use the Water Wagon?
The Water Wagon is intended to be used at outdoor events within the Madison Water Utility service area.

What do I need to provide while the Water Wagon is at my event?
Organizations should provide any desired water vessels, such as biodegradable cups, refillable water bottles, etc.

In addition, any organization requesting the Water Wagon must agree to comply with the following:

  • Our staff must have easy/clear access to the site location.
  • The Water Wagon cannot be dropped off the night before or left unattended at any time.
  • In an emergency or inclement weather situation, we have the authority to cancel the Water Wagon's participation at an event.


We are interested in building a Water Wagon. Can we get plans or talk to the staff members who designed and built it?

The Water Wagon is Madison Water Utility's own original design and includes proprietary components and details. Please contact us if you're interested in building your own.