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“Take Back” our local waterways with responsible pharmaceutical waste disposal

April 21, 2021

Participating in this Saturday’s Drug Take Back Day benefits public health, your family’s health and the environment MADISON — For local residents who have expired prescriptions or unused over-the- counter medications stashed in medicine cabinets or tucked away in drawers, this weekend is the perfect time to dispose of them responsibly by participating in a ... read full story

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Yahara WINS now accepting grant applications for innovative phosphorus projects

February 23, 2021

Applications accepted through March 31 MADISON, WI – The Yahara Watershed Improvement Network, or Yahara WINS, is now accepting grant applications from area organizations for innovative, low-cost projects that will help reduce the amount of phosphorus in local waterways. Excessive phosphorus can cause dangerous and unsightly algae blooms in local lakes, rivers and streams, reduce ... read full story

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Sewer District launches website dedicated to PFAS education, information

January 19, 2021

Minimizing the use of PFAS in homes and businesses is key to reducing PFAS pollution MADISON — Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District has launched a new website,, which highlights the District’s work to address the pollutants known as PFAS, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, in the wastewater system. The site also provides information and education ... read full story

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WI DNR Sustainable Strategies webinar on best winter maintenance, salting practices this Thursday

December 7, 2020

Salt your Fries, Not our Freshwater: Salt reduction champions share their stories MADISON, WIS. — Register for the Sustainable Strategies Webinar, which will be streamed live this Thursday, December 10, from 12 to 1 p.m. Learn from community leaders who have adopted best winter maintenance practices to keep the public safe, save money, and cut ... read full story

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Detours of portions of Military Ridge, Cannonball paths start Monday for sewer replacement project

December 4, 2020

MADISON — Portions of the Military Ridge Path and Cannonball Path between McKee Road and Dunn’s Marsh, as well as the Velo UnderRound, will be closed starting Monday as construction begins on Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District’s Nine Springs Valley Interceptor. Detour signage with wayfinding maps has been posted in the construction area and along nearby ... read full story

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