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Updated Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 8:43am
MWU looks for solutions as road salt infiltrates a major West Side drinking water well
(Photos: About half of the road salt used in Madison is spread on parking lots, sidewalks and driveways.)
Photo: A camera moves deep into the bore hole beneath Well 14 off University Ave.
About five years ago, Madison Water Utility started getting complaints from people living in the Spring Harbor neighborhood, and they centered around one issue – taste.
It’s a tall order. Every spring, Madison Water Utility crews set out to clear mineral sediment from some 800 miles of water main. They spend months moving from neighborhood to neighborhood, opening up more than 2,500 fire hydrants to flush iron and manganese out of the city’s