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Madison Water Utility Lake View Reservoir 113 Two Zone System Project


The challenges of replacing and expanding a 75-year-old undersized single zone water tower in the heart of the popular Lake View Hill nature conservancy were compounded by the physical constraints of the project site, the proximity of the Dane County Regional Airport, multiple cell carriers, the County 911 system, an historically significant Dane County Human Resources center, a former tuberculosis sanatorium, and an active Friends of Lake View Hill Park organization.


By planning ahead, making sensible choices and incorporating the voice of their community and residents, the Madison Water Utility has delivered its residents a cost-effective project that not only improved service, but also wisely positioned their community for the next century.


  • Wisconsin Chapter (ACEC-WI) Engineering Excellence Best of State Award | American Council of Engineering Companies
  • National Chapter (ACEC) National Engineering Honor Award Award | American Council of Engineering Companies

Madison Water Utility Lake View Reservoir 113 Two Zone System

Madison, Wisconsin

City of Madison Water Utility


  • 23 times more water storage
  • First dual-reservoir in Wisconsin
  • Tan tank deflects condensation, providing easier cleaning and longer lifespan
  • Upgraded telecommunications equipment


  • Electrical engineering
  • Final design
  • Geotechnical engineering
  • Heavy civil engineering
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Structural engineering
  • Water engineering
  • Water resources engineering
  • Water storage