Saturday , 1 October 2016

GREAT LAKES GROUP BACKS WAUKESHA LAKE WATER DIVERSION

The City of Waukesha would receive Lake Michigan water, and turn off its deep wells drawing radium-contaminated water from a sandstone aquifer, under a recommendation approved Wednesday by representatives of Great Lakes states and provinces. The group on a 9-0 vote affirmed that the city’s application for a Lake Michigan water supply would comply with terms of a Great Lakes protection compact if numerous conditions the representatives recommended were imposed on the plan. Minnesota representative Julie Ekman abstained from voting. She did not vote because the state’s top officials were continuing to review the regional group’s conditional declaration of support and it was not an indication of opposition to the city’s request, Ekman said. Representatives of the eight states and two provinces voted on the declaration during a Wednesday morning conference call. http://www.jsonline.com/news/waukesha/great-lakes-group-backs-waukesha-lake-water-diversion-b99727154z1-379950141.html

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