Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Fresh Link Between Waukesha Growth, Lake Michigan Diversion

The City of Waukesha has decided to no one's surprise to affirm the inclusion of the neighboring Town of Waukesha into the area it intends to serve with Lake Michigan water - - should the eight Great Lakes states approve the City's precedent-setting application for the out-of-basin diversion.

Waukesha City officials are making it clear that diverted water will serve growth and not just existing customers, the Waukesha Freeman reports today:

Waukesha currently has about 800 to 1,000 acres of land available for development, but the amount continues to grow as the city annexes Town of Waukesha land, said City Planner Jennifer Andrews. The undeveloped areas are mostly on the west side of the city along Meadowbrook Road and Summit Avenue or the south side around Saylesville and Lawnsdale roads. 
“I will think it will take several years to build out,” Andrews said.  


Anonymous said...

so does this change the socioeconomic analysis of the water sale that was predicated on no substantial growth?

Anonymous said...

Nope. And neither does Waukesha selling water to a brand new subdivision development in the City of Pewaukee. Waukesha can't conserve it's way out of a a supposed water shortage, hey?