Posts By: Minnesota Conservation Federation

Waukesha’s Bid to Divert Great Lakes Water Unnecessary Finds New Analysis

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A new, independent analysis released July 9, 2015 shows that Waukesha, Wisconsin can provide clean drinking water to its residents without diverting water from Lake Michigan. An alternative plan developed by two engineering firms would solve the city’s water problem and cost Waukesha taxpayers tens of millions of dollars less than the current proposal to… Read more »

First test of Great Lakes water compact is on its way to Minnesota

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On June 25, 2015 the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) publicly released its draft review of the City of Waukesha’s request to divert water from Lake Michigan. This move could have ramifications for how the states and provinces of the Great Lakes manage the largest surface freshwater resource in the world. The City’s requested… Read more »