City of Madison

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

The Engineering office is closed to the public until further notice. If you need to report a sewer back up or other problem that requires immediate attention, call 608-266-4430. Less urgent concerns can be emailed to or submitted online via the City of Madison’s Report A Problem portal.

View all impacts to City service on the City’s COVID-19 website.


Crews work to repair East side sanitary sewer pipe after weekend overflow  , posted on Apr 6, 2020
Engineering operations crews began fixing a sanitary sewer main pipe April 6, 2020 …

Los Equipos de Ingeniería Diseñan, Construyen e Instalan Ventanillas de Protección en las Urnas de Votaciones, posted on Apr 6, 2020
La División de Ingeniería de la Ciudad de Madison planea tener ventanillas de …

Engineering Crews Design, Build, Install Barriers at Election Polls, posted on Apr 4, 2020
The City of Madison Engineering Division plans on having barriers up at all 66 polling …

Sounds of Spring: Engineering Changes Mowing Approach, posted on Mar 27, 2020
Another sign of spring could be the sounds of mowing grass in the community, but City …

No such thing as a 'flushable' wipe, posted on Mar 20, 2020
The Engineering Division and Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District would like to …

An update on services from your Engineering Division, posted on Mar 20, 2020
City Engineering staff will continue to support critical public services both remotely …

COVID-19 Impacts: Public Information Meetings to be Rescheduled, posted on Mar 18, 2020
The Engineering Division engineering staff will continue to work, many working from …

Changes to City Services and Paid Leave in Response to COVID-19, posted on Mar 17, 2020
In light of the current COVID-19 concerns, Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway is announcing …



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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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