The Madison Water Utility says it will take Well 8 out of service on Tuesday and drain its reservoir.

The well was turned on over the summer and placed in standby mode to ensure an adequate water supply would be available in the event of a major fire or other supply emergency in the area. Water from the well was never put into the city's water distribution system.

The Utility says the seasonal use of Well 8 could be critically important next summer, when another well in the area will be offline for a filter installation.