Current News Releases
02/05/2019 Madison Water Utility Board makes recommendations on PFAS
At its meeting tonight, the Madison Water Utility Board heard from utility staff, Public Health Madison Dane County, and concerned residents about PFAS.
02/04/2019 2019 PFAS testing begins at East Side well
Thanks to the warmer weather, Madison Water Utility has taken its first samples of the year for PFAS testing at municipal Well 15 on East Washington Avenue. Results should be in by the end of February.
01/31/2019 Severe Weather Update - 1/31/2019
With record setting low temperatures, City of Madison staff remain on duty assisting not only residents of Madison, but in one instance, residents of the small neighboring community of Brooklyn.
01/31/2019 Water Utility Board meeting rescheduled
The next Water Utility Board meeting is on Tuesday, February 5 and will include discussion and public comment on
01/30/2019 Severe Weather Update
Madison employees including Police, Fire, Streets, Water, Engineering, Madison Metro, Traffic Engineering, Building Inspection, Fleet Service and others are continuing to brave the cold to assure City residents that essent
01/29/2019 CANCELED: Jan 29 Water Utility Board Meeting
Tonight's Water Utility Board meeting has been canceled due to extremely cold weather. An update will be sent out once a new date for the meeting has been set.
01/28/2019 Prepare your home for record lows
Madison, WI – January 28, 2019 – Internal plumbing is at risk of freezing this week as temperatures in Madison hit 20 to 30 degrees below zero.
01/25/2019 Deep freeze delays water testing at East Side well
Madison Water Utility has delayed testing at an East Side well for PFAS (or per- and poly-fluoroalkyls), widely-used chemicals found in food packaging, non-stick cookware, stain-resistant fabrics, and firefighting foams.
01/22/2019 Before temps plunge, be sure to protect your pipes
Before temperatures plunge below zero this week, Madison Water Utility is reminding people to make sure their pipes are protected.
01/17/2019 Annual water use in Madison drops by a billion gallons in six years
After hitting a 50-year low in 2017, water use in Madison was down once again in 2018.
01/07/2019 PFAS testing results from October are in
Madison Water Utility has received results from its latest round of testing for PFAS, a widely-used class of chemicals found in stain-resistant fabrics, nonstick cookware, food packaging and firefighting foams.
01/03/2019 “Got Water?” project announces 2019 hydration station schools
Six more Madison schools have been notified that they will receive new water bottle refilling stations this spring, thanks to the “Got Water?” project.