Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Milwaukee Letter To Waukesha About Water Making Waves

City of Milwaukee officials sent City of Waukesha officials a letter asking if Waukesha understood that Milwaukee was not going to pay any costs related to Waukesha's Lake Michigan water diversion planning and possible infrastructure construction should Waukesha's long-stalled application for Lake Michigan water be approved.

The letter also asked if Waukesha understood that Milwaukee had a city policy requiring that a purchaser of water like Waukesha meet several social and economic policy requirements.

Both questions raise basic cost and intergovernmental questions for Waukesha.

A copy of the letter is here.

This is the second letter Milwaukee has sent Waukesha about these matters over the last year.

The Waukesha Patch, a relatively-new online local reporting service, follows the reaction in Waukesha to the receipt of the Milwaukee letter.

The Patch says there will be more discussion about Waukesha's water planning at a Water Utility Commission meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday.

The Town of Waukesha also has a Thursday evening meeting about water planning set for 6:30.

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