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Postcards are arriving in mailboxes across Madison letting people know their drinking water meets or exceeds all federal and state standards for health and safety. The cards announce the release of this year’s Water Quality Report, an overview of the tens of thousands of drinking water quality tests Madison Water Utility conducted in 2019.

Every home in Madison will receive a postcard, directing people to the following link so they can review the report in detail:

People can also request a paper copy of the report by calling (608) 261-9299.

Madison Water Utility takes the quality of the city’s water very seriously, routinely collecting more samples and running more tests than are actually required by the Environmental Protection Agency and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Madison’s drinking water system is made up nearly 900 miles of water main, 33 reservoirs and 21 active wells that draw water from a sandstone aquifer below the city. All Madison Water Utility facilities are monitored 24 hours-a-day, and drinking water safety tests are conducted daily at every operating well and reservoir in Madison.


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