COMING TOGETHER FOR
great water

The Great Water Alliance was launched to provide the people in the City of Waukesha with a safe and sustainable source of clean drinking water. But we’re keenly aware that the success of this important program won’t be possible without the cooperation and goodwill of our neighbors.

Without question, water is our most precious natural resource. And the Great Water Alliance is committed to working with our partner communities to safeguard it for the generations that follow.

ROUTES UNDER CONSIDERATION

A number of factors will inform the final decision on which route the pipeline will ultimately take as it makes its way to Waukesha. The Great Water Alliance’s environmental consultants, engineers, and utility operators have carefully evaluated several potential approaches, and are in the process of narrowing the finalists to three.

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Over the coming months we’ll continue to meet with local citizens and hold Open House meetings in our partner communities with the goal of selecting the best possible alternative. Keep checking back for more information, and sign up for our newsletter to get timely updates sent right to your inbox.

allied communities

We’ve created a dedicated web page for each of the areas that will play a role in helping the Great Water Alliance succeed. It’s a quick and easy way to learn more about what’s going on in your community.

WAUKESHA
MUSKEGO
FRANKLIN
NEW BERLIN
OAK CREEK
RACINE
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COMMUNICATION IS BEST WHEN IT FLOWS TWO WAYS

greatwateralliance.com was created to keep you fully informed as this important program moves forward. But we want to know what’s on your mind, too. If you have questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

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BENEFITS THAT GO BEYOND GREAT WATER

The motivating force behind the Great Water Alliance was to create a safer, more sustainable source of drinking water for the City of Waukesha. That’s a huge win for our community. But, in the course of satisfying this important objective, significant benefits will be realized by our partner communities, too:

  • A cleaner and healthier Root River
  • Reduced low-flow periods that hamper fish spawning on the Root
  • Recharging over time of the deep aquifer
  • Less groundwater being diverted away from the Lake Michigan Basin
  • Roadway improvements built along the route, at no cost to local taxpayers
  • Reduced threats to existing wetland habitats
  • Thousands of good-paying jobs generated over the program’s life

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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