Public Hearing on Historic Application to Tap Lake Michigan's Drinking Water

CBS 58, February 19, 2016
Author: Sarah Barwacz

On the flip side representatives for Racine, who would get the Waukesha's return water flow to Lake Michigan say they believe it's an environmental issue waiting to happen.

Mayor Tom Barrett, Milwaukee's Mayor says, "My history is wanting to be helpful here because Waukesha has an issue but we need to do so that's consistent with federal law."

Cory Mason, Racine's Representative says, "At a very basic level this is an urban sprawl issue masquerading as a drinking water problem and at the end of the day to maintain integrity of compact they need to reject this."