Monday, April 7, 2008

MMSD Calls For Strong Great Lakes Compact

The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage Commission adds its weight to the call for a strong Great Lakes Compact.

It's nice to see the MMSD standing up for water conservation - - extending its "Every Drop Counts" campaign - - and showing leadership on a critical environmental issue that is being fought by so many policy makers in Waukesha County.

And the statement serves as another reminder that in the debate about diverting water from Lake Michigan - - and returning it to the source, which will be a requirement - - expansions to, and added costs, for the MMSD will be a consequence.

Big costs.

So communities seeking diversions need to include those expenses in their calculations, and not assume that everyone else in the region is going to subsidize their diversions on the treatment end of the diversion loop.

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