Main break near Capitol Square causes pressure issues downtown
A water main under West Washington Ave. near Broom St. was broken by a construction contractor...
Water outage on Madison's far west side
A contractor hit a 12-inch, high-pressure water main near the intersection of Midtown Rd. and Pleasant View...
Current News Releases
12/23/2014 Special Water Board meeting tonight to focus on water rates
The Madison Water Utility Board will hold a special public meeting tonight to discuss Madison Water Utility's 2015 rate case. The meeting will be held at 4:30 p.m.
12/16/2014 As Safe Drinking Water Act turns 40, Madison ramps up testing
Today marks the 40th anniversary of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), the landmark law that law set uniform public health standards for drinking water in every state.
11/20/2014 Madison Water Utility seeks public input on new conservation rate
Madison Water Utility will be holding a public hearing on our rate case at the upcoming Water Utility Board meeting on Tuesday, November 25th at 4:30 p.m. The hearing will be held at our offices at 119 East Olin Ave.
11/17/2014 Don't wait to winterize your pipes
It appears winter is determined to get an early start this year, so it’s important not to put off winterizing the water pipes inside your home.
11/17/2014 Water main breaks in Madison have already surpassed last year’s record
Once again this year, we will see the highest number of main breaks since the Utility began keeping detailed records in 1980.
11/06/2014 More than a thousand people access city’s new online water conservation tool
Madison Water Utility has become the first utility in Wisconsin – and one of only a handful across the country – to allow customers to view their monthly, daily, even hourly water usage information online.
10/29/2014 MWU Board adopts fluoridation policy
After more than two hours of public comment, the Madison Water Utility Board voted last night to adopt a policy that continues to support fluoridation of Madison's drinking water.
10/22/2014 Madison Water Utility Board to review fluoridation policy
Madison, WI – October 22, 2014 – The Madison Water Utility Board will be conducting a review of the utility’s fluoridation policy at its upcoming October 28th meeting. The policy was last reviewed in 2009.
10/21/2014 Madison Water Utility seeks revenue increase, conservation rate structure
Madison, WI – October 21, 2014 – Madison Water Utility has submitted a rate application with the Public Service Commission seeking an overall 30% revenue increase as well as a new conservation-oriented residential rate str
10/06/2014 Connecticut company blankets Madison with water line insurance offers
Homeowners from across the area have been contacting Madison Water Utility concerned about new letters they've received from a company called HomeServe USA.
08/01/2014 MWU to begin pumping water from Well 8
Madison, WI – August 1, 2014 – Madison Water Utility will begin pumping water from Well 8 into the distribution system on an as-needed basis.
06/23/2014 Another round of water line insurance offers blankets Madison area
Madison, WI – June 23, 2014 –Homeowners from across the area have been contacting Madison Water Utility concerned about new letters they've received from a company called HomeServe USA.