Waukesha’s application to divert Lake Michigan water past the Subcontinental Divide is a controversial and complex issue. It’s often difficult to summarize the entire problems in a brief article or during a short conversation with a neighbor.
Because Waukesha’s facing a decline in water quality and quantity in its deep wells, it is seek approvals from all Great Lakes states to purchase Lake Michigan water from Milwaukee, Oak Creek or Racine and to return the water. While it’s at a significant cost that could double water bills (but not the sewer portion), the Waukesha Water Utility and the Waukesha Common Council has determined that Lake Michigan water is the most sustainable, cost-effective option for the long term.
And so, the aldermen have been holding various neighborhood meetings to educate their districts about the search for the city’s next water supply. Don’t miss your chance to attend one of the remaining meetings – there are only a few left.
Members of the Waukesha Common Council and General Manager Dan Duchniak are holding the meetings from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. A 30- to 45-minute presentation will begin at 6:45 p.m. Refreshments will be available.
These meetings are scheduled for this week:
- District 5, Paul Ybarra: April 2 Common Room 101
- District 7, John Kalblinger: April 4