Thursday , 8 December 2016

PRELIMINARY DNR BLESSING MOVES WAUKESHA GREAT LAKES WATER BID FORWARD

The City of Waukesha cleared a significant hurdle in its push for a new water supply Wednesday when state environmental officials announced a preliminary decision that the city’s request to tap into Lake Michigan could be approved under a Great Lakes protection compact. Waukesha does not have a reasonable water supply option available to it on the west side of the subcontinental divide, a primary criteria for complying with the compact, the Department of Natural Resources said in preliminary findings released Wednesday after a five-year review of the city’s request. Waukesha also cannot meet its water supply needs through more stringent conservation of its existing sources, another criteria required for approval under the compact, the DNR said in its draft review documents.  http://www.jsonline.com/news/waukesha/preliminary-dnr-blessing-moves-waukesha-great-lakes-water-bid-forward-b99526298z1-309695631.html?ipad=y

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