Current News Releases
07/01/2019 Madison Water Utility files for possible rate increase
Madison Water Utility has filed an application with the Public Service Commission to increase water rates.
06/21/2019 Joint Statement on DHS Recommended PFOA & PFOS Standard
The City of Madison appreciates the guidance provided by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services as we work to learn more about this widespread class of chemical compounds.
06/20/2019 Annual Water Quality Report is out
Postcards are landing in the mailboxes of homes and businesses across Madison announcing the publication Madison Water Utility's Annual Water Quality Report.
06/12/2019 Water conservation program hits 1 billion gallons saved!
One of the state’s first water conservation incentive programs has hit a major milestone.
05/20/2019 Water line insurance offers not affiliated with the City
Homeowners from across the area have been contacting the City of Madison concerned about letters they've received from a company called Service Line Warranties of America (SLWA) offering insurance for water service lateral
05/16/2019 Four more city wells show trace levels of PFAS chemicals
Madison Water Utility has been conducting advanced testing of the city’s 23 water wells looking for a class of chemicals known as “PFAS.” New results show that four more city wells may have trace amounts of the chemicals.
05/03/2019 “Got Water?” partnership reaches more than 11,000 children
By the end of this month, nearly two-thirds 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 them eas
04/09/2019 Trace levels of PFAS detected in more city wells
Madison Water Utility has received test results after sampling in March for PFAS compounds at 14 of the city’s 23 municipal wells. Remaining wells will be tested in the coming months.
04/04/2019 Change in sewer pipe warranty partnership
The City’s contract with Service Line Warranties of America (SLWA) has ended. While the partnership no longer exists, this change will not impact coverage or service for the nearly 12,000 current subscribers.
03/04/2019 Madison looks to state for guidance on PFAS
Madison Water Utility will temporarily rely on other well facilities to serve the Well 15 area on the
02/26/2019 First PFAS testing results of 2019 are in
Madison Water Utility has received results from its 2/4/19 PFAS testing at municipal Well 15 on East Washington Avenue.
02/19/2019 New hydraulic modeling shows change in Well 15 service area
For most of the past year, Madison Water Utility has been working to develop new well service maps to reflect changes in the hydraulic operation of the City’s water system.