City of Madison

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GREEN POWER: Madison master electricians make international impact, posted on Apr 18, 2019
It’s been about one month since a team of master electricians from the Madison area got …

City to install 4 new outdoor sirens, posted on Apr 18, 2019
The City of Madison in cooperation with Dane County will install four, new outdoor …

Madison Municipal Building earns 2 awards for restoration, renovation, posted on Apr 17, 2019
The City of Madison Engineering Division is proud to announce its earning of two awards …

City responds to sewer overflow, further contamination avoided, posted on Apr 5, 2019
The work of the City of Madison’s Engineering Division was successful after a utility …

Crews fix sewer pipe near Waite Circle, posted on Apr 5, 2019
Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) crews started emergency work April 5 to …

Change in sewer pipe warranty partnership, posted on Apr 4, 2019
The City’s contract with Service Line Warranties of America (SLWA) has ended. While the …

Pre-Construction Public Meeting & Work Start Notification for East Johnson Street, posted on Mar 25, 2019
You are invited to attend a pre-construction public meeting for the reconstruction of …



  • Sand and ready-to-fill sand bags available to City of Madison residents at these locations.

  • The City is committed to eliminating or reducing pesticide use to the greatest possible extent.  Details about the City's policy here.  

  • New Sanitary Sewer Billing Class proposed for food establishments. Learn more.

  • What part of the sanitary sewer is a homeowner responsible for? Learn more.
    - A new, optional program for homeowners provides
      low cost protection for sewer lines.  Details.

  • Road Construction Projects
    Information on current road construction projects, proposed projects, preventative maintenance of city streets and signups for email alerts to stay up to date on construction projects.
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The Engineering Division is responsible for the design, supervision and inspection of all street, highway, sidewalk and bike path construction; all City surveying and mapping operations including maintenance of the City's Official Map, street and utility records; management of the Madison Storm Water and Sanitary Sewer Utilities including the design, operation and maintenance of sanitary sewer facilities and storm sewer systems; the review of land use changes for public works feasibility; the research and development services supporting the solid waste management program; and the preparation of various studies relating to Public Works.

Contact Us

City Engineer,
Robert F. Phillips, P.E.

Engineering Main Office:
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, Room 115
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-4751
Fax: (608) 264-9275

Larry D. Nelson Engineering Operations Facility:
1600 Emil Street
Madison, WI 53713
Phone: (608) 267-1197
Fax: (608) 267-1123

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