Waukesha’s quest to divert Lake Michigan water challenged

Waukesha's quest to divert Lake Michigan water challengeWisconsin Gazette, September 10, 2015
Author: Lisa Neff

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources opened the floodgates and in poured opposition to Waukesha’s quest to divert water from Lake Michigan.

Waukesha argues that diversion is the only answer to a court order to improve water quality by June 2018 and to also meet expected demands for more water in the area.

However, opponents make economical, technical and environmental arguments against diversion and maintain that diverting Lake Michigan water to the suburbs would worsen segregation and increase racial disparities in the region.

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