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Madison Water Utility, Engineering Section: (608) 266-4653


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The East Side Water Supply project reviewed the long term drinking water supply needs of the east side. The study recommended that Well 3, which was abandoned in 2008, be replaced to ensure adequate water supply to the east side for long term domestic water supply needs and community fire protection. The first step in the process is to conduct a property search considering land use and system needs.

The study area is generally from the Yahara River on the west to I-90 on the east, and from Northport Drive on the north to Cottage Grove Road on the south.

Volunteers are requested to serve on the Citizen’s Advisory Panel (CAP) for this project. Your participation would be greatly appreciated. Contact the Utility at 608-266-4651 or email if you are interested.


Public meetings were held on Monday, April 16, 2012 at the Goodman Community Center and Thursday, April 19 at the Warner Park Community Recreation Center for the Well 7, Well 8, and East Isthmus Replacement Well projects.


A Citizen Advisory Panel Meeting was held on Wednesday, April 11 at O'Keefe Middle School Cafeteria.


A Citizen Advisory Panel Meeting was held on Thursday, March 1, 2012 at the Goodman Community Center.


A public meeting was held on Thursday, January 26, 2012 at the Goodman Community Center.

Well Replacement Search Status Memorandum (pdf, 1/20/2012)

East Side Well Replacement Siting Factors (pdf, 12/17/2007 draft)

East Side Water Supply Project

In July 2010, Madison Water Utility (MWU) began the East Side Water Supply (ESWS) Project, a major water supply planning project that paired professional and scientific expertise with community engagement to recommend future infrastructure on Madison's East Side. In October 2010, a Citizen Advisory Panel (CAP) was formed for this project. The CAP met and advised MWU on public expectations for drinking water quality, water supply and demand, and water conservation.

On July 12, 2011, the CAP presented three advisories to the Water Utility Board:

On July 26, 2011 the Water Utility Board approved four recommendations, including the following:

Accept the recommendation of the East Side Water Supply Citizens Advisory Panel and staff to replace Unit Well 3, which was abandoned in 2008 due to water quality issues. Continue the Public Participation Process with a Well 3 Replacement Citizens Advisory Panel through Phase 2 - Facility Site Selection and Phase 3 - Facility Design.

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