Government Projects

Madison Water Utility

Madison Water Utility at night, illuminated signage


Madison, Wisconsin


Mead and Hunt


City of Madison

The reconstruction of the Madison Water Utility Operations Center marks the largest project completed by the Daniels Construction. The Company self-performed 27% of the project, putting forth nearly twenty–thousand man hours on the job. The renovation of the 1920s-era facility was transformed from a building that was overcrowded and inefficient into a facility that features equipment bays, office areas, and conference rooms that efficiently operate 24 hours a day. The facility also functions as the utilities dispatch and emergency repair center. This project required constant communication and coordination between the Owner, design team and contractors due to varying site conditions, highlighted by the discovery of additional petroleum contaminated soils which required certified removal. Other features of note is the installation of a StormTrap DoubleTrap Storm Water Detention System that holds approximately 235,000 liquid gallons underground in pre-cast modular units. In further efforts to control stormwater runoff, a green roof system was installed, making the Operations Center one of only a handful of City of Madison-owned facilities with such a feature. The Madison Water Utility Operations Center has been the recipient of several awards since its completion in 2016.

Related Projects
Madison Area Parks
Olin Park Facility