Monday, July 26, 2010

The Wisconsin DNR Should Address The Waukesha Common Council Tomorrow Night

With so many questions swirling around Waukesha's application for Great Lakes water - - and some of the questions were raised weeks ago by the DNR when it suspended a review of the application - - the agency could dispassionately and objectively at least clarify its needs and goals as the state water regulating agency with a presentation and then Q&A with Council members at tomorrow's special meeting at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday.

This would greatly inform the discussion and the public's understanding of the process.

Here also is one of the commentaries I posted about the letter, and one highlight about what the application is lacking I thought important enough to put on the face page of the blog:


"In addition, the application lacks sufficient detail, as required by the Compact, regarding the costs for the diversion. We would expect the cost analysis for each of the requested options to be based upon information received from the potential withdrawal sources indicating what they would be charging for providing Great Lakes water. The City must provide to the Department detailed cost estimates for each of the withdrawal and corresponding return flow options.


Anonymous said...

Looks like the WI-DNR is beefing up their staff for Waukesha's Water Diversion Application.....

James Rowen said...

Thanks. Hadn't seen that.

James Rowen said...

I posted the announcement: