They’re not exactly what Madison Water Utility supervisor John Kaioula expected to find when he started clearing out his office in preparation for reconstruction of the utility’s Paterson St. Operations Center.
Madison's once-controversial program may now become a model for other cities
“Those books are the lead service contracts,” says Madison Water Utility operations clerk Amy Jones, gesturing over her shoulder to three massive binders stacked neatly on top of
It was the mid-1920s – when Regent Street led to the very edge of Madison, when farm fields stretched across places that would later become Hill Farms, Sunset Village, Westmorland, and Midvale Heights. A population boom was coming, and it
Fighting for safe water
It's hard to imagine that in a city surrounded by lakes, access to safe water was a concern from the beginning. But as Madison's population boomed in the 1860s and 70s, diseases like typhoid and cholera were becoming prevalent. It would take a UW