Great Lakes States & Provinces Consider Waukesha's Request to Tap Into Lake Michigan

WUWM, January 8, 2016
Author: Susan Bence

Waukesha has been working toward this moment for over a decade. On Thursday morning, Wisconsin’s Department of Natural Resources forwarded Waukesha's application to draw drinking water from Lake Michigan to the remaining Great Lakes states and Canadian provinces.

There are two Great Lakes entities – with very long names - involved in the vetting process: Great Lakes - St. Lawrence River Water Resources Regional Body, which includes states and Canadian provinces that border the lakes; and the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Council, which represents states only.