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.
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.
APPLICATION SORTING DOCUMENTS
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.