Where did we get the Water Wagon?

Madison’s one and only Water Wagon is truly an original. It was designed and created right here by Madison Water Utility employees. The wagon started out as little more than a sketch from a brainstorming session led by expert engineer Kelly Miess in the fall of 2011 – check out that stick man!

Crude first sketch of Water Wagon concept.

Then came a real design drawing from our talented welder/fabricator Mike Draper.

Crude first sketch of Water Wagon concept.

By January of 2012, construction was underway at our Paterson St. Operations Center.

Welder works to put together Water Wagon  Water Wagon in the process of being built

Do those tap handles look familiar?

Tap handle design based on water tower

Finally, after months of planning, design and fabrication, the Water Wagon debuted at the 2012 Ride the Drive and has been quenching thirsts across Madison ever since. Take a look our weekly Water Wagon schedule to find out where you can find us. Stop by and say hi, and help yourself to a drink of clean, refreshing and reliable Madison water!

Tap handle design based on water tower