Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Waukesha Puts Questionable Tag On Water Diversion Application

The Waukesha Water Utility says on its website that its redrafted, precedent-setting application for a Lake Michigan water diversion "has not changed materially."


Compared to the May, 2010 application, this version calls for a smaller diversion, a different water supplier (Oak Creek) than initially presumed (Milwaukee), a different return flow discharge site (now Franklin), a different return flow route and water chemistry impact (now The Root River), a different return flow Lake Michigan discharge outflow site (now Racine harbor), and a higher price tag.

How is that "not material"?

And is the declaration a way around a new Waukesha Common Council vote after a formal hearing, not an open house informational meeting?


Anonymous said...

Waukesha alderman had better start questioning the funding for this proposal.

You never heard any follow-up to all the supposed federal funds this project was applying for and all the trips to D.C. Duchnick and his lobbiests junketed.

I sure as hell wouldn't want to live in Waukesha if this boondoggle passes.

Anonymous said...

Insiders in Waukesha are saying they have no faith the application will pass by the other states.

Perhaps Dan Warren's resignation and soon move to Florida was the signal to get out of town.

Waukesha has positioned itself for substantial calamity by having SEWRPC expand it's borders. The damage is done.