Frequently Asked Questions
How does the Water Wagon work?
The Water Wagon is a fresh water system, not a tank. We hook it up directly to approved hose bibs at parks and other areas throughout Madison. The water is then cooled inside the wagon and comes out of the taps cold, fresh and ready to quench thirsts!
How do I request the Water Wagon at an event I am organizing?
Fill out a Water Wagon Request Form and submit it to us at least two weeks before the event. Event requests are evaluated and approved based on the availability/proximity of a water source, staff availability, and the event's expected attendance, mission, and promotions.
What is the cost to use the Water Wagon?
Bringing the Water Wagon to an event is considered an in-kind sponsorship, as Madison Water Utility does incur costs to maintain, set up and staff the Wagon. In exchange for our bringing the Water Wagon to events, Madison Water Utility must be included as a sponsor on all event promotional materials. To request a logo for promotional materials or to find out more information, contact email@example.com.
Who is permitting to use the Water Wagon?
The Water Wagon is intended to be used at outdoor events within the Madison Water Utility service area.
What do I need to provide while the Water Wagon is at my event?
Organizations should provide any desired water vessels, such as biodegradable cups, refillable water bottles, etc.
In addition, any organization requesting the Water Wagon must agree to comply with the following:
- Our staff must have easy/clear access to the site location.
- The Water Wagon cannot be dropped off the night before or left unattended at any time.
- In an emergency or inclement weather situation, we have the authority to cancel the Water Wagon's participation at an event.
We are interested in building a Water Wagon. Can we get plans or talk to the staff members who designed and built it?
The Water Wagon is Madison Water Utility's own original design and includes proprietary components and details. Please contact us if you're interested in building your own.
Wan the Water Wagon be hooked up to a fire hydrant?
Hydrants are installed for fighting fires, and water delivered from them is considered non-potable. The Water Wagon cannot use fire hydrants as a water supply.