City of Madison

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Rain on the Way, Flooding Not Expected, posted on Oct 10, 2019
The City does not expect incoming rain to cause flooding in the next 24 hours. We …

Dry stretch will help lake levels, Lake Mendota crests, posted on Oct 7, 2019
City Engineering expects the dry forecast for this week to likely help lower lake …

Significant Flooding Not Expected Saturday, posted on Oct 4, 2019
City engineers expect Lake Monona to remain near the 100-year flood stage through …

Next Flooding Threat: Saturday, posted on Oct 3, 2019
City engineers expect Lake Monona to crest today around the 100-year flood elevation …

Low Flooding Threat Tonight, Residents Should Prepare For Next Weather System, posted on Oct 2, 2019
While the heaviest expected rain has passed, monitoring lake levels and the potential …

Heaviest Rain Expected Overnight, Minimal Flooding Reported During the Day, posted on Oct 2, 2019
City crews from both Engineering and Traffic Engineering will be on call and ready to …

Severe, heavy rain expected, pressure increases on lake, river levels, posted on Oct 1, 2019
The City of Madison Engineering Division will monitor the multiple rounds of showers …

Fall Leaves/Yard Waste Collection to Begin Monday, September 30, posted on Sep 23, 2019
The City of Madison Streets Division will begin curbside leaf and yard waste collection …

Sandbag Collection Completed, posted on Sep 23, 2019
Residents should not place additional sandbags to the curb for pickup at this time. The …

City crews monitor flash flooding potential, lake levels after heavy rain, posted on Sep 22, 2019
City Engineering crews are on standby after heavy rainfall in the last several hours in …

Sandbag Collection Ends Soon, posted on Sep 17, 2019
The final opportunity for curbside sandbag collection ends soon. Residents have until …



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The Engineering Division is responsible for the design, supervision and inspection of all street, highway, sidewalk and bike path construction; all City surveying and mapping operations including maintenance of the City's Official Map, street and utility records; management of the Madison Storm Water and Sanitary Sewer Utilities including the design, operation and maintenance of sanitary sewer facilities and storm sewer systems; the review of land use changes for public works feasibility; the research and development services supporting the solid waste management program; and the preparation of various studies relating to Public Works.

Contact Us

City Engineer,
Robert F. Phillips, P.E.

Engineering Main Office:
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, Room 115
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-4751
Fax: (608) 264-9275

Larry D. Nelson Engineering Operations Facility:
1600 Emil Street
Madison, WI 53713
Phone: (608) 267-1197
Fax: (608) 267-1123

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