Friday, October 17, 2008

Using Lake Michigan Water May Save On Softener Salt Pollution, But...

what about the added organic matter and other pollutants that would be added to Lake Michigan, or tributaries used as discharge routes to get there, if Waukesha is permitted to divert Lake Michigan water and then send back treated effluent?

Isn't that just transferring one problem to deal with another?

So less salt is used because there is no more need to soften Waukesha's hard well water - - salt that would end up in the Fox River - - but more organic material gets into the Root River or Underwood Creek, and then Lake Michigan when diverted water is returned?

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