Compact Documents

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The exception, not the rule.

Any notion that allowing Waukesha to borrow and return Great Lakes water will open the floodgates to other communities suddenly pulling water from the lakes is unfounded. Because of the city’s unique location and circumstances, Waukesha is one of a very limited number of communities that fall within the exceptions provided under the Great Lakes Compact.
Our agreement under the Compact contains very specific terms, conditions and requirements.

The Utility’s Application for Great Lakes Water (October 2013) is the culmination of more than a decade of research. The application consists of five volumes and contains thousands of pages. We know this is a lot of material to absorb, so if at any time you have questions, don’t hesitate to contact us and we will put you in touch with a the subject matter expert.


VOL. 01 Application Summary
VOL. 02 Water Supply Service Area Plan
VOL. 03 Water Conservation Plan
VOL. 04 Water Return Flow Plan
VOL. 05 Environmental Report for Water Supply Alternatives
City of Waukesha Environmental Report Appendix


Environmental Report
03/10/15 MMSD Alternative 4 | Download
03/06/15 MMSD Alternative 4 Cost Estimates | Download
02/20/15 Pipeline Wetland Crossings | Download
02/20/15 Supplemental Ecological Data and Impact Assessment | Download
02/19/15 Energy Use and Air Emissions | Download
02/12/15 No Action Alternative Summary | Download
02/10/15 Lake Michigan Water Quality | Download
01/15/15 Pipeline Surface Water Crossings | Download
12/12/14 Preferred Project Wetland Map | Download
Return Flow
04/02/15 DNR Letter Waukesha Return Flow Improvement to Root River Phosphorus Water Quality | Download
03/23/15 Root River Return Flow Hydraulic Change Memo Oct 2013 Appendix K Amendment | Download
02/18/15 Oak Creek Diret Lake Michigan Return Cost Alt 2A | Download
12/20/14 Antidegradation Evaluation for the City of Waukesha | Download
12/19/14 USGS 7Q10 Calculation Letter | Download
04/25/14 Return Flow Design and Construction Preliminary Draft Schedule | Download
Water Conservation
02/11/14 Response to Letter NR 852 Compliance | Download
12/13/13 WDNR Letter Compliance with NR 852 | Download
Water Supply
04/28/14 Public Health and Environmental Information | Download
04/18/14 Update to Memo Attachment D | Download
03/31/14 Update to Memo Attachment D | Download
03/24/14 Response to WNDR Comments Memo Low Water Demand | Download
02/02/14 Changes to Water Supply Infrastructure and Environmental Impacts with a Hypothetical Low Water Demand | Download
12/03/13 WDNR Letter Water Demand Estimates | Download
02/20/13 Response to WDNR Letter 2013 12 03 Water Demand Estimates | Download

A lot of important work and correspondence supports the Application. Reading this material may help you place the Application into context. If at any time you have questions about what you have read, don’t hesitate to Contact Us and we will put you in touch with someone with intimate knowledge of that particular document.


08/30/13 Report RJN Ground Water Modeling | Download
07/26/13 Tables RJN Ground Water Modeling | Download
07/26/13 Report RJN Ground Water Modeling | Download
02/25/13 Letter from DNR Secretary Service Area | Download
12/16/12 Memo from DNR Root River Return | Download
08/02/12 Application for Lake Michigan Water Supply | Download
08/02/12 Letter from DNR Secretary Service Area | Download
02/01/12 Environmental Report Superseded in 2013 | Download
01/05/11 Water Supply Alternative | Download
12/07/10 SEWRPC Report 52, Water Supply Plan for SE WI Part 2 | Download
10/18/10 Frequently Asked Questions | Download
09/07/10 Capital Cost Estimates | Download
06/08/10 Comparison of April and May Drafts | Download
04/08/10 Application Draft Approved by Common Council | Download
02/18/10 Comments on DNR EIS Scoping Request | Download
07/23/09 SEH Underwood Creek Effluent Return Evaluation | Download
07/01/09 Water Service Area Map | Download
06/03/09 Questions Regarding Potential Application | Download
01/01/09 Great Lakes Water Supply Brochure | Download
12/23/08 SEWRPC Defines Water Services Area | Download
03/01/02 Future Water Supply Study | Download

The Utility wants you understand why it is important for our community to secure water from the Great Lakes. As a result it has presented material in each of the City’s 15 Council Districts and has held numerous open houses not only in Waukesha, but also in Milwaukee, Racine, Oak Creek, Wauwatosa, Brookfield and Pewaukee. If you have been unable to attend one the meetings, you can still stay on top of things. You will find copies of slides and recorded presentations attached below. As always, if you have questions, don’t hesitate to Contact Us.


11/14/13 Application Updated | Download
09/09/13 Great Lakes Commission Annual Meeting | Download
03/01/12 Aldermanic Districts | Download
07/27/10 Application Common Council Briefing | Download
10/12/09 Preliminary Application Public Meeting | Download
01/13/09 Peter Annin History of Great Lakes Water | Download
01/13/09 DNR Presents Application Process | Download