August 29, 2013 12:28 PM
Fighting for safe water It's hard to imagine that in a city surrounded by lakes, access to safe water was a concern from the beginning. But as Madison's population boomed in the 1860s and 70s, diseases like typhoid and … [read more]
Tags: history, Madison Water Utility, Magnus Swenson
September 17, 2013 12:07 PM
Westward expansion It was the mid-1920s – when Regent Street led to the very edge of Madison, when farm fields stretched across places that would later become Hill Farms, Sunset Village, Westmorland, and Midvale Heights. A population boom was coming, and it would take a feat of … [read more]
Tags: Booster Pump Station 106, history, Madison Water Utility, O'Dea, Reservoir Park, West Madison
November 11, 2013 2:50 PM
Saying goodbye to the old teapot It's one of the last hilltops in Dane County preserved from development – one of the few places surrounded by both nature and history. Lake View Hill isn't just a park. It's a conservancy and designated urban green space. Buildings on the land, once … [read more]
Tags: history, John Muir, Lake View Hill, Madison Water Utility, North Madison
November 15, 2013 4:01 PM
"We're working on our knees" It's Friday, and Madison Water Utility master mechanic Brian Boettcher has just moved a large dump truck into his shop, careful not to scrape the room's ceiling. To change the truck's oil, he'll have to lie on his back. "The older I get, the harder it … [read more]
Label: Serving the Community
Tags: customer service, history, Madison Water Utility, Paterson
January 15, 2014 11:52 AM
West Virginia water crisis Store shelves empty. Families lining up for bottled water. Crowds waiting to fill empty jugs and buckets at tanker trucks. It's a new, painful reality for some 300,000 people living in West Virginia who suddenly find themselves without drinking water. All it … [read more]
Tags: clean water, history, sustainability, wellhead protection
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