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Madison Water Utility releases annual quality report

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Madison's drinking water meets all Federal and State health and safety standards, according to this year's Madison Water Utility water quality report.

The city says it conducted tens of thousands of tests to make sure there was nothing in the city's water that shouldn't be. Tests are conducted daily at each of the city's wells and reservoirs.

The report shows minimal levels of lead, a chemical linked to serious health problems in pregnant women and young children.The city says it had removed all lead pipes from public water infrastructure by 2011, though some homes might still have lead pipes or fixtures. 

If you believe you have lead pipes or fixtures in your plumbing, the city recommends running water for at least two minutes before using it for drinking or cooking.

Madison draws its drinking water from a natural aquifer below the city. Rainwater seeps into the ground and is filtered through layers of soil and rock. The city disinfects water with chlorine and enriches water with fluoride to promote dental health.

For more information on Madison's water supply, CLICK HERE to read the full report.

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