August 20, 2013 11:34 AM
"Toilet uses recycled water" The simple placards posted in every restroom stall at Madison Water Utility's Olin St. offices are among the few small hints you'll find of the Utility's big experiment in water conservation – the first large-scale graywater system ever installed in … [read more]
Tags: conservation, graywater, greywater, Madison Water Utility, recycled water
September 25, 2013 10:48 AM
The stories keep coming in – the landlord who found a broken showerhead spewing water in an unoccupied apartment; the man with a silently running toilet; the couple unaware that a burst hose was gushing in their yard. "They normally say, 'It's impossible. There's no way for that much water … [read more]
Label: Our People
Tags: conservation, customer service, Madison Water Utility, Project H2O
January 29, 2014 2:41 PM
Out of the dark ages In 2010, Madison Water Utility had a decision to make. The device it had been using for decades to record water use inside Madison homes was about to become obsolete. "They were going to quit manufacturing our Read-o-Matic system that was first introduced in … [read more]
Tags: conservation, customer service, Project H2O, sustainability
March 24, 2014 8:45 AM
"Ominous trend" More than two weeks after the last major snowfall in Madison, tiny white crystals still dot University Avenue -- remnants of 140 tons of road salt dumped on the two mile-long stretch between Segoe Rd. and Allen Blvd. over the winter. By summer, it will all be gone. But … [read more]
Tags: clean water, conservation, Madison Water Utility, sustainability, water supply, West Madison
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