Published 2:22 p.m. CT June 30, 2017 | Updated 2:22 p.m. CT June 30, 2017
By Jane Ford-Stewart,

To the editor:

After reading the article “New Berlin residents worried about pipeline’s impact on private properties” on June 30 and some of the comments in the “Sound Off,” I am compelled to write to ensure residents understand the importance of their comments.

The June Great Water Alliance open houses in Franklin, Muskego, and New Berlin are just one way we are reaching out to residents to ensure they are kept up to date on the project and have ample opportunity to have one-on-one discussions about this historical project with me and the program engineering partners.

It was a pleasure to meet dozens of residents and have in-depth discussions regarding this much-needed project creating a sustainable and safe drinking water source for the city of Waukesha. Residents asked questions, examined maps of the three alternative routes, signed up to receive our online informative newsletter, and provided written and verbal comments regarding the return flow routing.

By fall the return flow route will be solidified taking into account all of the comments we received; it will be comprised of one of the three alternative routes or some combination of the three. Throughout the construction of pipelines carrying water to the city of Waukesha, then returning the same amount to Lake Michigan, we are committed to keeping the public informed. Please use to learn more and to keep updated on the Great Water Alliance progress.

Daniel Duchniak
Waukesha Water Utility General Manager, Waukesha

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