Cloudy Water Coming To Residents on Madison’s North Side

Residents on Madison’s northeast side don’t need to worry about drinking their water, even though it may be coming out out of their tap cloudy.

Madison water officials said a pump failure at a well on Wheeler Road on the city’s northeast side is the cause of the problem. Utility workers have redirected water to the area from other parts of the city, but the pipe flushing was made the water appear cloudy due to air bubbles and some mineral deposits.

Officials are advising residents to run their taps until the water runs clear before using it. Officials said leaving a glass or pan full of water uncovered will also allow the air bubbles to go away.