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WELL 7 IRON & MANGANESE MITIGATION project
Drilled in 1939, Well 7 has a pumping capacity of 2200 gallons per minute. Historically, it was a seasonal well that operated from May through November. Well 7 now operates year-round to supply some neighborhoods that were formerly served by Well 3.
Following review of the water supply and water quality needs of the east side, it was recommended that iron and manganese filters be constructed at Well 7.
Madison Water Utility would like to invite you to become active in the development of this project through participation on a Citizen's Advisory Panel (CAP). Through this participatory process citizens provide valuable input and feedback, helping to produce high quality projects that meet and exceed public expectations. If you would like to participate on the CAP for this project, please contact the Utility at 608-266-4651 or email@example.com.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
What is the project’s anticipated schedule?
The facility design will begin in fall 2012. Facility reconstruction will take approximately one year and is expected to begin in September 2013.
What will the reconstructed facility look like?
MWU has worked closely with the alder and citizen's groups in the neighborhood and evaluated the setback requirements, screening needs, and facility footprint as they apply to the current planning and zoning criteria for the area. This evaluation indicated the need for additional property. MWU plans to purchase the two properties adjacent to the building. This will allow the reconstructed facility to be set back further, minimizing its visual impact. MWU is committed to a facility design that blends with the neighborhood and to preserving existing trees whenever possible.
Why are you doing this project?
Well 7 is a key water supply, transmission and distribution component of the Madison drinking water system. The well provides drinking water and fire protection to over 10,000 residents on the east and north sides of Madison. The existing facility was constructed in 1939 and is in need of significant repair and upgrades, and the existing reservoir is undersized and in poor condition. In addition, iron and manganese levels at this well exceed Water Utility Board policy goals and the EPA's secondary (aesthetic) standards.
A facility reconstruction is needed to bring the facility up to current MWU standards. This reconstruction would include the addition of an iron and manganese filter, the provision for the future addition of VOC treatment if it is needed, and an increase in the reservoir size to 400,000 gallons. The proposed reservoir is sized to provide for the long term emergency supply needs and fire fighting requirements of the system and is in line with MWU criteria, standard engineering practice and Insurance Service Office guidelines.
How will my drinking water be affected by this project?
How much do you anticipate the project will cost?
MWU has budgeted $6.3 million for this project including property acquisition, construction, and engineering costs.
PAST MEETINGS/ ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
A Public Hearing was held before the Water Utility Board on Monday, March 25, 2013 to approve the design for the reconstructed facility.
A Citizen Advisory Panel (CAP) meeting was held Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at the
Warner Park Community Center.
A Public Meeting was held Thursday, February 21, 2013 at Warner Park.
A Citizen Advisory Panel (CAP) Meeting was held Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at the Sherman Middle School Cafeteria to discuss site layout and preliminary architectural renderings.
A Citizen Advisory Panel (CAP) Meeting was held Thursday, November 29, 2012 at the Sherman Middle School Cafeteria.
A Citizen Advisory Panel (CAP) Meeting was held Thursday, October 25, 2012 at the Sherman Middle School Cafeteria.
A Public Meeting on Iron and Manganese Filtration for Wells 7 and 8 was held Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at the Goodman Community Center.
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 ESWS CAP presented three advisories to the Water Utility Board:
On July 26, 2011 the Water Utility Board approved four recommendations, including the following: