Current News Releases
12/29/2017 As deep freeze continues, be sure to protect your pipes
As this stretch of frigid weather continues, Madison Water Utility is reminding people to make sure their water pipes are protected.
12/20/2017 Joint effort brings hydration stations to half of Madison’s elementary schools
By the end of this school year, half of Madison elementary schools and three middle schools will have water bottle refilling stations thanks to the “Got Water?” project, aimed at helping kids make healthy beverage choices
12/07/2017 MWU drilling monitoring wells to study road salt impact on West Side well
Madison Water Utility will be drilling two small monitoring wells in Spring Harbor Park (5218 Lake Mendota Dr.) today as part of our efforts to understand and potentially mitigate road salt infiltration at nearby municipal
10/02/2017 Madison Water Utility files for first water rate increase since 2015
Madison Water Utility has filed an application with the Public Service Commission (PSC) seeking an increase in water rates. If approved, new rates could go into effect next spring.
09/11/2017 100th mile: Madison’s Water Main Replacement Program hits major milestone
Twelve years ago, Madison Water Utility began a massive, 40 year effort to overhaul the city’s deteriorating water infrastructure.
07/14/2017 MWU sets aside funds to study road salt issue at west side well
Madison Water Utility is setting aside $125,000 in its 2018 operating budget for further study of a municipal drinking water well that’s becoming contaminated with road salt.
06/12/2017 Madison sees early spike in water use
Water use in Madison is on the upswing. On Saturday, Madison Water Utility pumped 36.49 million gallons of water to homes and businesses across the city. That’s the most for any day in June since the drought of 2012.
06/01/2017 MWU 135th Anniversary Celebration & Ops Center Tour
Join us this Saturday as we open the doors to our newly-rebuilt, $10.5 million Operations Center and celebrate 135
05/15/2017 Madison’s Annual Water Quality Report is out
Every home in Madison is getting a postcard in the mail with important information about the city’s drinking water.
05/05/2017 “Got Water” project brings hydration stations to seven more Madison schools
By the end of this school year, more than a third of Madison elementary schools will have water bottle refilling stations thanks to the “Got Water” project, aimed at helping kids make healthy beverage choices by giving the
03/30/2017 Madison Water Utility asks EPA to not to eliminate the WaterSense program
Madison Water Utility has signed on to a letter urging the EPA not to cut its successful WaterSense program.
02/22/2017 Madison takes first step toward road salt certification program
February 22, 2017 – Private and municipal winter maintenance crews will learn how to properly apply salt to parking lots, sidewalks, roads and driveways during a free workshop this Friday hosted by the City of Madison, Dan