The Cogen plant on the west side of the UW Campus.
- A system to inject treated sewage water into the ground
- A system to inject stormwater into the ground
- Settling ponds
- Rain gardens
Link to satellite photo of recharge field here.
The recharge area is the brown triangle at the center.
Odana Pond looking SW from a kite--Photo by Craig Wilson.
MG&E, and the people at DNR who negotiated the "swap agreement" deserve a lot of credit. They were exploring new ways to allow development in Madison, and at the same time protect the environment. The Odana facility looked good on paper, but in the real world, it's not performing as hoped. The time has come for hard choices. Some of the remedial actions may still allow the Odana facility to continue operating.