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The great news about Great Lakes water.

In June of 2016, Waukesha reached an important milestone in the city’s long search for a new and sustainable source of water. That’s when the Great Lakes Compact unanimously approved Waukesha’s application to borrow water through a pipeline from Lake Michigan, and then treat it and return it all to the lake via the Root River.

We’re now developing plans for one of the most significant public works projects in Wisconsin’s history, an undertaking that will affect several communities in our area.

We pledge to keep everyone who may be affected fully informed, every step of the way. To that end, we developed, a website that will be the information hub for all things related to the project.

You’ll get the latest news, including how and when your community might be impacted. You’ll find a great explanation of our current water situation, and the factors that led to it. You’ll learn about the Great Lakes Compact, Waukesha’s fascinating history as a source of great water, and the many financial and environmental benefits this program will bring.

Visit soon, and then again soon after that, as the site will be continuously updated to help you keep up with the very latest.



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Franklin Information Session – Waukesha’s Great Lake Water Pipeline

Waukesha Mayor Reacts to Great Lakes Governors’ Final Ruling

Waukesha checks Root River health before Lake Michigan water diversion

Waukesha Water Utility Begins Root River Monitoring

Waukesha Begins Permitting & Planning of New Water Supply Project

Waukesha Water Utility Planning Kicks Off

Company Chosen to Manage Lake Michigan Project

Waukesha chooses manager for Lake Michigan water supply project

Request For Reconsideration of Water Approval is Unfounded

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