Current News Releases
07/14/2017 MWU sets aside funds to study road salt issue at west side well
Madison Water Utility is setting aside $125,000 in its 2018 operating budget for further study of a municipal drinking water well that’s becoming contaminated with road salt.
06/12/2017 Madison sees early spike in water use
Water use in Madison is on the upswing. On Saturday, Madison Water Utility pumped 36.49 million gallons of water to homes and businesses across the city. That’s the most for any day in June since the drought of 2012.
06/01/2017 MWU 135th Anniversary Celebration & Ops Center Tour
Join us this Saturday as we open the doors to our newly-rebuilt, $10.5 million Operations Center and celebrate 135
05/15/2017 Madison’s Annual Water Quality Report is out
Every home in Madison is getting a postcard in the mail with important information about the city’s drinking water.
05/05/2017 “Got Water” project brings hydration stations to seven more Madison schools
By the end of this school year, more than a third of Madison elementary schools will have water bottle refilling stations thanks to the “Got Water” project, aimed at helping kids make healthy beverage choices by giving the
03/30/2017 Madison Water Utility asks EPA to not to eliminate the WaterSense program
Madison Water Utility has signed on to a letter urging the EPA not to cut its successful WaterSense program.
02/22/2017 Madison takes first step toward road salt certification program
February 22, 2017 – Private and municipal winter maintenance crews will learn how to properly apply salt to parking lots, sidewalks, roads and driveways during a free workshop this Friday hosted by the City of Madison, Dan
01/24/2017 Toilet Rebate Program Renewed for 2017
Madison Water Utility is continuing its popular Toilet Rebate Program for another year.
01/05/2017 Annual water use drops again in Madison
In 2015, Madison’s annual water use made headlines when it dropped below 10 billion gallons for the first time in 47 years. In 2016, water use was down again -- 1.3 percent from the year before.
12/08/2016 Now is the time to protect your water pipes for the winter
Before next week's bitter cold snap hits, don't forget to make sure your water pipes are protected. Here are some simple steps you can take right now to help keep your pipes from freezing:
11/30/2016 West side water well reaches contamination threshold
Madison Water Utility is launching a multi-year study aimed at finding a way to mitigate road salt contamination at municipal Well 14 on University Avenue.
11/16/2016 The Great Showerhead Giveaway!
As part of Madison Water Utility's conservation initiative, we're giving away more than one thousand high-efficiency, WaterSense showerheads this Saturday at Warner Park Community Recreation Center.