Great Lakes Compact

Environment
11:33 am
Fri November 8, 2013

Can Waukesha Purchase Lake Michigan Water? Months of Scrutiny Lie Ahead

Eighty people gathered at Carroll University Center for Graduate Studies to learn more about Waukesha's proposed diversion.

Waukesha's proposal to purchase Lake Michigan water is now open for public review. The City held the first of four public meetings Thursday.

Read more
Environment
6:00 am
Thu November 7, 2013

As Waukesha Water Diversion Application Moves Forward - Is Great Lakes Compact Up to the Test?

The City of Waukesha hopes to draw from Lake Michigan to provide residents with clean reliable water.

As Waukesha holds its first public meeting on a revised request to purchase Lake Michigan water, an environmental expert shares concern that the Great Lakes Compact may contain holes in its protective armor.

Read more
Environment
11:45 am
Mon October 14, 2013

Waukesha Submits Application for Lake Michigan Water

Waukesha will need about 10 million gallons each day

The Waukesha Water Utility on Monday submitted its application to the DNR, to take and return Great Lakes water, starting by 2018.

Read more
Environment
10:02 am
Wed July 10, 2013

Coalition Calls for More Input on Waukesha Application for Great Lakes Water

Peter McAvoy is a member of the Compact Implementation Coalition. He says its mission is to make sure the Great Lakes Compact is upheld and Waukesha's application to tap into Lake Michigan will test the Compact's resiliency.

Waukesha has been toiling over a tedious application to which a LOT of people are paying attention, including a coalition of conservationists.

Read more
Environment
4:31 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

Groups Call for New Hearings on Waukesha Water Request

Waukesha continues its quest for Lake Michigan water

Waukesha has made major revisions in its request for Lake Michigan water, so the Dept. of Natural Resources should conduct new hearings, according to several environmental interests.

Read more