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First contracts for Waukesha water construction are $20 million under budget

After nearly two decades of scientific studies, political challenges, applications to numerous government agencies, and extensive engineering, Waukesha has awarded the first construction bids for its historic Lake Michigan drinking water project.

New Water Supply Construction Moves Forward

Despite these times of uncertainty, it is reassuring to know that the construction of Waukesha’s new water supply will continue to move forward. Within the last few weeks, virtual bid meetings for three large portions of the construction project have been held with eligible contractors, and bids were due by May 14. Contractor selection will occur June 2, 2020.

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Great Lakes Compact Council Approval

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Waukesha Water Utility wants you to understand why it is important for our community to secure a Lake Michigan water supply. That’s why we’ve made several recent presentations available for review.

Prequalification Meeting Presentation Download
UMC 2019 Facts, Science, and Common Sense Download
2018 WI-AWWA Navigating New Waters Download
2017 Root River Council Download

Partner Communities

Our efforts to bring a safe and sustainable water supply to Waukesha wouldn’t be possible without the collaboration and cooperation of our neighboring communities. Up-to-date information about how the new program may affect your community throughout the process will be shared here on our website, as well as in our e-newsletter.

  • Waukesha

  • Franklin

  • Muskego

  • West Allis
  • Milwaukee

  • Greenfield

  • New Berlin

For program information regarding Waukesha, Milwaukee and New Berlin, follow the links below.

New Berlin

Learn the facts. Get the answers.

We’d like to address some of the common questions and misperceptions that have arisen since Lake Michigan was identified as the only sustainable long-term water supply for Waukesha.

Myth vs. Fact

We’d like to hear from you.

Great Water Alliance welcomes your thoughts and opinions as we work towards improved water quality in the City of Waukesha, the Root River, and the Lake Michigan Basin.

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