Current News Releases
04/12/2016 Raising the roof (literally) tomorrow at Lake View Water Tower
A 20-ton domed steel plate will hover briefly over Lake View Hill Park tomorrow morning as crews carefully install the top of Madison’s newest water tower.
01/13/2016 Popular Toilet Rebate Program expanded to all MWU customers
It’s already one of the most successful water conservation programs ever launched in Madison.
01/09/2016 Take action now to protect your pipes from frigid temps!
Winter's first deep freeze is headed our way, so Madison Water Utility is reminding customers to make sure water pipes are protected.
01/08/2016 Madison’s annual water use below 10 billion gallons for the first time in 47 years
Madison has 81,000 more people than it had in 1968, but believe it or not, the city is using about the same amount of water. For the first time in 47 years, annual water use in Madison dropped below 10 billion gallons.
12/14/2015 Madison Water Utility to study campus-area well
UPDATE - 6/16/2016:
11/02/2015 “Wellhead Protection Area” signs go up on west side
Drivers on University Ave. and Whitney Way may notice some new road signs during their commutes this week.
10/28/2015 UW Engineers Without Borders students to learn about filtration at MWU well
Tonight, a group of students from the UW Madison chapter of Engineers Without Borders will get an inside look MWU’s newest facility – the recently rebuilt Well 7 at 1613 N.
09/29/2015 New “conservation” water rate goes into effect
Madison Water Utility residential customers will see a new “conservation” rate on their bills beginning in mid-November.
08/25/2015 Public hearing scheduled for Madison Water Utility rate case
A public hearing on Madison Water Utility’s rate application will be held on September 2 at 10:00 a.m. at the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin, 610 North Whitney Way.
08/06/2015 Madison Water Utility entering north side water in state taste test
Two years ago, Well 7 on North Sherman Ave. had some of the most challenging water quality in Madison.
07/09/2015 Madison Water Utility to closely monitor campus-area well for radium
Madison Water Utility will resample water from Well 27 on North Randall Ave. after recent testing showed radium levels once again exceeded the federal maximum contaminant level (MCL).
06/29/2015 iPad giveaway launched to spur conservation
Madison Water Utility will be giving away three iPads this summer to customers who track their water use online.