Madison’s drinking water continues to meet all federal and state standards for health and safety
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~ Residents of Madison, Wisconsin are receiving postcards in their mailboxes informing them that their drinking water continues to meet or exceed all federal and state standards for health and safety. The cards are announcing the release of the Annual Drinking Water Quality Report, which provides an overview of the tens of thousands of drinking water quality tests conducted by Madison Water Utility in 2022.

Madison Water Utility takes the quality of the city's drinking water very seriously, routinely collecting more samples and running more tests than are required by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The report includes individual summaries for each Madison well, which have been updated to reflect the latest test results for potential contaminants such as nitrate, arsenic, mercury, and volatile organic compounds.

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The city's drinking water system is made up of over 900 miles of water main, 32 reservoirs, and 21 active wells. Water is drawn from a rich sandstone aquifer located below the city. All Madison Water Utility facilities are monitored 24 hours-a-day and drinking water safety tests are regularly conducted at every operating well.

Residents can review the report in detail by visiting or request a paper copy by calling (608) 261-9299 (voicemail only). More information about the extensive testing conducted and test results can be found at

Madison Water Utility is proud to report another year with no violations of any state or federal regulation for drinking water safety.

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