USING
great lakes water 
THE RIGHT WAY

In June of 2016, the Great Lakes Compact Council unanimously approved Waukesha’s application to source water from Lake Michigan and return the same amount used via the Root River.

Now, as the Great Water Alliance works to create a safe and sustainable supply of clean drinking water for Waukesha, we pledge to keep the citizens and communities who will be affected fully informed.

This site is intended not only to educate, but to inspire. We welcome your feedback…and we welcome you to the journey.

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thanks,
LAKE MICHIGAN

Our cleanwater voyage begins – and ends – in Lake Michigan. We may be a little biased, but we think it’s the greatest of all the Great Lakes.

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THE Root IS AT THE HEART
OF THE
Route

The Root River plays a vital role in making the Great Water Alliance possible. And the Great Water Alliance will play a vital role in making this important tributary cleaner and more attractive to recreational users.

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WATER QUALITY HAS A BRIGHT FUTURE IN WAUKESHA

The Great Water Alliance was born to provide a safe, sustainable supply of water for the city of Waukesha…now, and for generations to come.

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going with the flow

Five possible routes are currently under consideration by the Great Water Alliance. A final pipeline path will be identified later this year, after a series of Open House listening sessions have been held in our partner communities.

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in your community

Looking for the latest on the Great Water Alliance in your community? This is the place to go.

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there’s always
SOMETHING GOING ON…

…and we’re committed to keeping the information streaming. Because while the pipeline will be buried under ground, our communication philosophy is to keep everything above board.

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Jeff’s Water Story

Myth vs. Fact

The subject of water resource management is often emotionally charged, and the passions it raises can lead to a blurring of the line between myth and fact. We’d like to address some of the common misperceptions that have arisen since Lake Michigan was identified as the only reasonable long term water supply for Waukesha.

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Frequently Answered Questions

In case you’re wondering…
here’s the place to start.

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