Great Lakes officials scale back Waukesha water diversion plan

Michigan Radio, April 24, 2016
Author: Rebecca Kruth

The Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Water Resources Regional Body came up with a tentative plan that would reduce the number of communities in a future water service area.

Peter Annin with the Mary Griggs Burke Center for Freshwater Innovation at Northland College says right now, it looks likely Waukesha will get "some kind of approval."

But, he says, nothing is final.

"All it takes is one [Great Lakes] governor to veto the application, but there's no sense at this stage that Waukesha's application is going to be vetoed. But you never know until these documents go back to the governor's offices, and everyone pours over them as we head to the final stretch," Annin said.