Waukesha water plan to soon clear DNR, head to Great Lakes states for review - Milwaukee Business Journal, December 8, 2015
Author: Sean Ryan
Waukesha’s plan to tap Lake Michigan for its future water needs will soon advance to the national stage as the city seeks approval from the eight states bordering the Great Lakes.
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has reviewed Waukesha’s debated water plan since spring 2010. That review will be reaching a conclusion within 60 days. After that, the DNR will send Waukesha’s proposal for a binding vote by the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact Council.
The council is charged with enforcing a compact that regulates Great Lakes water use. Beyond deciding how Waukesha will provide drinking water to residents and businesses, stakeholders anticipate the outcome of the council’s review could set precedents for future attempts to tap Great Lakes water.
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