Well 19 is one of Madison’s major wells, pumping 500 million gallons of water a year to campus and the west side.
But, it also contains three naturally-occurring contaminants: iron, manganese and radium. So over the next few years, the Madison Water Utility is embarking on a $7.6 million project to eliminate those contaminants, with construction expected to start in 2023.
In his new feature, entitled “Water Stories, WORT contributor Greg Michaud speaks with Water Utility engineer Kelly Miess about the project.
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