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Sewerage District crews document overflows

August 21, 2018

MADISON, WIS. – Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District crews have documented six sanitary overflow locations in Madison and neighboring communities following the record-breaking storm overnight Monday. Stormwater flooding throughout the area contributed to the sanitary overflows. Although the District’s regional wastewater collection system operates separately from municipal stormwater sewers, heavy rains infiltrate the wastewater system through ... read full story

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Yahara WINS partnership awarded 2018 U.S. Water Prize by U.S. Water Alliance

July 11, 2018

MADISON, Wis. – The Yahara Watershed Improvement Network has been awarded the prestigious U.S. Water Prize by the U.S. Water Alliance in recognition of the southcentral Wisconsin group’s groundbreaking approach to improving water quality. Awarded on an annual basis, the U.S. Water Prize celebrates outstanding achievement in the advancement of sustainable, integrated and inclusive solutions ... read full story

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Inspection identifies sewer overflow that occurred in conjunction with recent flooding on Madison’s near west side

June 21, 2018

MADISON, WIS. – A Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District crew conducting inspections in the wake of heavy precipitation during the weekend of June 16-17 late Wednesday documented a manhole on Madison’s near west side that produced an overflow of diluted wastewater into Lake Wingra. The manhole, in the UW–Madison Arboretum southwest of Arbor Drive, had its ... read full story

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