Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Waukesha water users will endure whopping rate hikes for diversion

25% for each of the next three years - - with more to come - - says the water utility, betting that the other Great Lakes states will buy into the diversion arguments communicated by Walker's even more hardened "chamber-of-commerce mentality" DNR and approve Waukesha's diversion plan, triggering more than $200 million in spending.

Is this what Waukesha bargained for, and is what the Great Lakes regional governments had in mind when they negotiated the historic Great Lakes Compact, a water management and conservation agreement?


Anonymous said...

So why are Philadelphians willing to tell the truth to power Ag a sandwich shop while all of Wisconsin cowers in fear of the Almighty Scott Walker. In Pillie, they now the score and are not afraid to proclaim it on signs. WALKER REALLY DOES SMELL HIS OWN POO!

Anonymous said...

Not so fast with that rate hike WWU.

Where in that proposed budget is money for being radium compliant by June 2018? I didn't see it.

What I did see was a statement that the proposed rate hike will be submitted to the PSC when the Governors approve the Lake Michigan application expected in fall 2015.

Pretty damn over-confident if you ask me.

I suppose that if the Walker Administration fires or intimidates those reviewing the application (the now former water section division), who will stand in the way?

This application will truly be a test of the compact. Politics should not now, not ever play a part in protecting the Great Lakes.

Anonymous said...

This is a test to open the waters of the Great Lakes to the resource rapers. Water is the next super profitable commodity, and it's so easy to mine!