Waukesha sets Jan. 28 meeting on bid for Lake Michigan water

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(WI) Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – City officials later this month will unveil a draft application to pump Lake Michigan water to Waukesha for its residents and businesses, Water Utility General Manager Dan Duchniak said Tuesday.

Switching Waukesha’s supply from groundwater wells to the lake – if approved by the governors of Wisconsin and the other seven Great Lakes states – would cost an estimated $78 million in construction costs, officials said. The price includes building a pipeline to discharge the city’s treated wastewater to Underwood Creek in Wauwatosa so the water would flow back to Lake Michigan, as required by a Great Lakes protection compact. More

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