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.

Going with the flow

Going with the Flow

A preferred route has been determined.

In Your Community

In Your Area

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

Program Tracker

Program Tracker

Want to know exactly what stage of the project we’re on? Follow along here.

Learn the facts. Get the answers.

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

We’d like to hear from you.

The Great Water Alliance welcomes your thoughts and opinions as we work to improve and protect water resources in the City of Waukesha, the Root River, and the Lake Michigan Basin. Feel free to leave us a message below, or call our dedicated hotline at (262) 409-4444.

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