Friday, January 25, 2013

Waukesha Freeman Could Clarify Today's Water Story

The Freeman had this top on its water story today:

Town of Waukesha will not participate in city’s water app
Special to The Freeman 

TOWN OF WAUKESHA – The Town Board continued to wrangle over a number of issues at its regular meeting Thursday, with emotions and contention running high at times during the three-and-a half hour session.

But one agenda item that brought the board into unison was a decision not to participate in the city of Waukesha’s quest for water through Lake Michigan. 
The Town Board voted not to participate in the Great Lakes water application process, a pivotal move that will likely solidify boundaries between the town and city moving forward.  
But the board also voted on a map that would allow town residents, many of whom currently receive and sewer service from the city, continued access to the city’s services. 
However, these two accounts are less confusing (and I apologize for the way different fonts have reproduced below). First, from my blog this morning:

Town Of Waukesha Accepts Limited Inclusion Into City Diversion Application
[Revised at 11:00 a.m.] The Town of Waukesha voted at its Thursday night/early Friday a.m. meeting to allow the inclusion of defined, mapped portions of the Town in the City of Waukesha's application for a diversion of Lake Michigan water. 
Portion of Town of Waukesha placed in city's future water service area
By Don Behm
of the Journal Sentinel
Jan. 25, 2013 12:05 p.m.
Town of Waukesha -- A northern slice of the town will be included in the City of Waukesha's future water service area and become part of the city's request for Lake Michigan water, under a resolution approved unanimously by the Town Board. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I would believe that those area of the Town are already connected to the Waukesha Water Utility to due to prior well contamination issues.

Should they be annexed?

That's a premature question. If Waukesha is not successful in it's request for a diversion exception, that's an issue up to the homeowners.

The burden now placed on Waukesha becomes having the Water Utility boundaries redrawn by SEWRPC in a manor consistent with the compact requirements.

Combine that with the statements made by Riverkeeper that Underwood Creek may no longer be a return route under consideration and Waukesha make me wonder if Waukesha has run out of time.

With Lake Michigan at it's near all time low in depth. Another hot summer will seal the fate of this application.