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]
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]
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]
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]
Tags: clean water, history, sustainability, wellhead protection
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