Friday, May 11, 2018 - 11:51am
Postcards are arriving in mailboxes across Madison letting people know their drinking water meets or exceeds all federal standards for health and safety. The cards announce the release of this year’s Water Quality Report, an overview of the tens of thousands of drinking water quality tests Madison Water Utility conducted in 2017.
Every home in Madison will receive a postcard, directing people to the following link so they can review the report in detail:
Customers can also request a paper copy of the report by calling (608) 261-9299. A Spanish-language version of the report is also available.
Madison Water Utility takes the quality of the city’s water very seriously, routinely collecting more samples and running more tests than are actually required by the Environmental Protection Agency and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Madison’s drinking water system is made up nearly 900 miles of water main, 30 reservoirs and 22 active wells that draw water from a sandstone aquifer below the city. All Madison Water Utility facilities are monitored 24 hours-a-day, and drinking water safety tests are conducted daily at every operating well and reservoir in Madison.
- Media inquiries: Amy Barrilleaux, Public Information Officer(608) firstname.lastname@example.org