MWU to use increase in water rates to pay for new water mains

400 miles of water mains need to be replaced throughout Madison, officials say

Madison residents can expect a significant increase in their future water bills as the city's water utility ramps up plans to replace roughly half of the water mains in its system. This comes as Madison experienced more water main breaks in 2013 than at any other point since the utility began keeping records in 1980.