On a cold December day in 2017, Madison Water Utility got a call.
“It was the airport saying, “There’s water bubbling up next to the taxiway,’” recalls Madison Water Utility field supervisor Don Russell. “We sent a crew out there immediately and determined –
There have been 69 main breaks and counting in the first two months of 2019.
(Photo: MWU crews respond to a water main break as temps plunge to -20)
It's 10:30 p.m. in the middle a February deep freeze when the call comes in—a six inch
Six more Madison schools to receive hydration stations in 2019
Just about every day after recess, Muir Elementary 4th grader Aaron Beard stops for a drink at his school’s water bottle refilling station.
Inside Madison's newest municipal well on Tradewinds Parkway
Madison’s water system was supposed to look a lot different by now.
According to Madison Water Utility’s 2006 Master Plan, the utility would add as many as seven new municipal water wells
Most 17 year-olds probably don’t think much about water meters.
“Honestly, I’d never seen a water meter before,” admits 17 year-old Erika Hosokawa.
Or about hose bib vacuum breakers.
“I didn’t think of them at all,” laughs Raymond Weinert. “This was not