We monitor and communicate ground and surface water conditions so that appropriate regulation and control efforts are followed.
Access to quality drinking water is vital to the public health and well-being of Dane County residents. We expect our tap water to be clean and safe, and in Dane County it almost always is.
The biggest threats to safe drinking water in Dane County are:
Recently, drinking water contaminated with perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), has been getting a lot of attention. The Madison Water Utility has information about PFAS found in Madison wells. Our Environmental Hazards website section has general PFAS information.