Current News Releases
02/06/2020 “Got Water?” project announces 2020 hydration station schools!
Five more Madison schools are getting hydration stations, thanks to the “Got Water?” initiative.
01/23/2020 Madison Water Utility reports unprecedented drop in city’s water use
New numbers from 2019 show the biggest five-year decline in water use ever in Madison. Last year, Madison Water Utility pumped 8.9 billion gallons to homes, schools and businesses across the city.
01/15/2020 Statement from the Office of Mayor Rhodes-Conway Regarding PFAS in Fish Tissue Samples
Earlier today the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) issued a news release which identified fish from Starkweather Creek and Lake Monona with elevated levels of PFOS. DNR will be
12/02/2019 City of Madison Begins Climate Resilience Planning with Support from University of Wisconsin
The City of Madison is partnering with the University of Wisconsin (UW) Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, the Wisconsin Institute on Climate Change Impacts (WICCI), and UW-Extension Dane County to help make Madis
11/06/2019 As temps plunge, protect your home's water pipes
November is off to a frigid start. It's important for home and business owners to act now to protect their water pipes from freezing or bursting, before winter sets in for the long haul.
10/24/2019 Pennsylvania company targets Madison with confusing mailers
Madison Water Utility is fielding dozens of phone calls and inquiries from homeowners about letters they've received from a company called Service Line Warranties of America (SLWA).
10/21/2019 “Water Walk” down Park St. to commemorate Imagine A Day Without Water
This Wednesday is “Imagine A Day Without Water,” a national effort to educate the public about the value of water.
10/17/2019 “PFAS” compounds detected in Madison’s four seasonal wells
October 17, 2019 – Madison Water Utility has been conducting advanced testing of the city’s 23 water wells looking for a class of chemicals known as “PFAS.” The chemicals are widely used in cookware, food packaging, stain
09/30/2019 City looks for feedback on next phase of water conservation planning
In 2008, the City of Madison and Madison Water Utility unveiled a Water Conservation and Sustainability Plan aimed at reducing per capita water use in the city by 20 percent by the year 2020.
09/25/2019 Madison Water Utility Board statement on proposed Air National Guard F-35A Operational Beddown
The following statement was unanimously approved by the Madison Water Utility Board at its meeting last night. It has been submitted for inclusion in the Air National Guard Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).
08/27/2019 Well 15 to remain offline
Madison Water Utility will not bring Well 15 on East Washington Ave. online for the foreseeable future.
07/19/2019 City Update on Power Outage from Mayor Rhodes-Conway’s Press Conference
We are aware that the power outages have plagued MG&E and the City are not over. This report is to serve as a recap of the day at this point.