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.

Janesville residents notice increased water bills

Some residents have seen their bill double, triple, or quadruple

Heather Kampmeier wanted to take care of bills before she headed out on vacation earlier this spring. However, she didn't expect her water bill to look more like her mortgage.