As the world’s largest freshwater ecosystem, the Great Lakes are a national treasure.  We must protect this natural resource for future generations.

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WHAT IS WATER DIVERSION?

A water diversion is any transfer of water across watershed boundaries through a man-made pipeline or canal. Diversions may transfer water in or out of the Great Lakes basin, or between the watersheds of different lakes or rivers within the basin.

CURRENT ISSUES:

Racine Water Diversion

Waukesha Water Diversion

New Berlin Water Diversion

WHO ARE WE?

We are the Great Lakes Compact watchdogs.  In 2008, the Compact was created to protect the Great Lakes as a vital economic and cultural resource.

Together as a coalition, we review all Wisconsin water diversion requests to ensure they comply with the federal legislation protecting our waters.  

We are fighting for a STRONG compact that protects our waters for future generations.

 Your voice matters.

Without the support of people like you, our efforts to protect Wisconsin's most precious freshwater resource, would not be possible.

It's through the everyday activism of  thousands of Wisconsinites amplifying our work that we stay motivated and determined to ensure a STRONG compact remains in effect.