Waukesha water application Can Waukesha Purchase Lake Michigan Water? Months of Scrutiny Lie Ahead By Susan Bence • Nov 8, 2013 Waukesha's proposal to purchase Lake Michigan water is now open for public review. The City held the first of four public meetings Thursday. As Waukesha Water Diversion Application Moves Forward - Is Great Lakes Compact Up to the Test? By Susan Bence • Nov 7, 2013 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.