Ontario requests citizen input on L. Michigan water diversion proposal

The Manitoulin Expositor, February 3, 2016
Author: Alicia McCutcheon

ONTARIO—Immediately following this newspaper’s Ontario exclusive report on the proposed Waukesha, Wisconsin water diversion application last week, the Government of Ontario sent out a letter of notice to stakeholders, urging them to comment on the Waukesha diversion website and or to take part in a February 11 information session via webinar.

On January 7, the City of Waukesha submitted a water proposal application to the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Water Resources Regional Body (Regional Body). As reported previously, the City of Waukesha, Wisconsin has applied to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to divert up to an annual average of $10.1 million gallons (38.2 million litres) of water per day from Lake Michigan.