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Tag: clean water
October 7, 2013 10:04 AM
It's an alarming thought – prescription drugs like anti-depressants, hormones, painkillers, antibiotics, and steroids showing up in the water supply. But it's happening in cities across the country, especially those that get their water from lakes and rivers. "Most of the biggest … [read more]
Label: Sustainability
Tags: clean water, Madison Water Utility, sustainability
October 31, 2013 10:54 AM
Embracing new technology Imagine Badger Rd. completely gutted – nothing but dirt and gravel, impassable for months. Same story for West Mifflin St. and Lake Mendota Drive. It's what would have happened had Madison Water Utility chosen to dig up and replace the aging water mains that … [read more]
Label: Sustainability
Tags: clean water, customer service, Madison Water Utility, sustainability, water quality
December 16, 2013 2:47 PM
The breaks begin It's Friday morning in Madison, and the rush to work is underway. But on the city's southeast side, five co-workers have already been on the job for hours, dealing with a stream of water pouring down otherwise-frozen Buckeye Road. It's the city's 18th water main break … [read more]
Label: Serving the Community
Tags: clean water, main breaks, operations center, southeast, water quality, water supply
January 8, 2014 9:59 AM
Aging infrastructure meets extreme weather It's 1:00 a.m. on a brutally cold Monday morning, and the call comes in – a six-inch wide water main has ruptured beneath East Badger Road. It's the first of 8 main break calls that will push Madison Water Utility crews to work back-to-back … [read more]
Label: Sustainability
Tags: clean water, customer service, sustainability, water quality, winterization
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]
Label: Sustainability
Tags: clean water, history, sustainability, wellhead protection
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]
Label: Sustainability
Tags: clean water, conservation, Madison Water Utility, sustainability, water supply, West Madison
April 15, 2014 9:40 AM
Every day, Brad Rothenburger drives down the streets of Madison, stopping at each fire hydrant he passes. He greases them, flushes them, takes their temperature in the wintertime, checks for leaks, and makes sure each and every one is ready to do its job in an emergency. "It's very … [read more]
Label: Serving the Community
Tags: clean water, water quality
April 25, 2014 2:59 PM
At first glance, they couldn't seem more different from Wisconsin. The tiny villages of Nueva Providencia, El Adelanto, Sacbochol, El Rosaria, Tierra Linda, and Pujujilito are tucked into lush Guatemalan mountainsides some 2,700 miles south of the Badger State. But there is one thing that … [read more]
Label: Serving the Community
Tags: clean water
June 2, 2014 11:10 AM
A new life for Well 7 For 75 years it has stood on North Sherman Avenue, shaded by a neighboring maple tree, quietly pumping millions of gallons of water to homes and businesses across Madison's north side. But the facility, known simply as Well 7, doesn't get a lot of second looks – … [read more]
Label: Serving the Community
Tags: clean water, fire protection, North Madison, projects, sustainability
June 30, 2014 3:58 PM
Infrastructure unearthed Everything that makes modern life possible is buried under East Johnson Street. It might sound like an overstatement, until you get a rare glimpse of Madison's complex web of infrastructure, temporarily exposed some six feet below the street's … [read more]
Label: Serving the Community
Tags: clean water, customer service, projects, sustainability
July 22, 2014 10:14 AM
Life before disinfection It's a bleak picture: frequent outbreaks of cholera, typhoid fever and dysentery; children routinely dying before their 5th birthdays; adults lucky to live past age 40. UW Madison environmental epidemiologist and population health sciences professor … [read more]
Label: Water Quality
Tags: clean water, safety, water quality

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