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Water & Sewer Utilities
About the Water & Sewer Utility
The City of Middleton Water and Sewer Utility is responsible for maintaining approximately 160 miles of water and sewer mains. We have eight water pumping stations with a combined pumping capacity of over eight million gallons per day and nine sewer pumping stations that pump to the Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District. Middleton serves about 6,000 metered customers with an average daily use of 2.3 million gallons per day. We also maintain over 900 hydrants and 1,500 valves.
The Water Utility has two water towers with a combined capacity of 1,250,000 gallons and two ground reservoirs that hold 1,100,000 gallons. Middleton draws its water from six sandstone wells, ranging in depth from 330 feet to 856 feet. These wells penetrate the Franconia, Galesville, Eau Claire, and Mount Simon formations. The Water and Sewer Utility are a self-supporting enterprise with 100% of the expenses paid by the utility customers through quarterly bills.
Middleton Water Utility Customers
Stagnant Building Water
Middleton Water Utility and Public Health Madison & Dane County are warning people about the danger of stagnant water in buildings that have been closed during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Water in plumbing that has been sitting stagnant for weeks could be a breeding ground for bacteria and potential pathogens like Legionella.
Buildings across the city and state have been at reduced capacity or closed as people stay home to limit the spread of the virus. Now, some businesses are starting to re-open under the Governor’s new Safer at Home Order guidelines. But it’s crucial that people pay attention to their plumbing and make sure the water is safe.
Public Health has put together a guide PDF to help businesses and other buildings re-open safely. Stagnant water will have to be flushed from both the hot and cold water systems in a building to get fresh, chlorinated water in.
City-wide Water Main & Hydrant Flushing
The City of Middleton Water Utility will be flushing water mains and hydrants during the weeks of Sept. 11 - 15 and Sept. 18 - 22, between the hours of 7:00 PM – 5:00 AM. A slight discoloration of the water may be noticed during this maintenance. If you notice a rusty discoloration in the water, running it for a few minutes from a lower level faucet helps clear it up. Please refer to the City’s web page for additional information and notifications through the “Notify Me” option for updates on areas scheduled to be flushed at cityofmiddleton.us. Your cooperation and understanding during this important maintenance is appreciated.