Milwaukee-area Community Seeks to Tap Lake Michigan for Drinking Water

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While Waukesha's request is the first major test of the Great Lakes Compact, the county supervisor opposes the plan.

Wisconsin City Makes Its Case for Diversion of Great Lakes Water

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City officials in Waukesha, Wisconsin spelled out why they need Great Lakes water to replace their radium-contaminated city water wells Thursday, and why tapping into the world’s largest freshwater supply makes more sense than drilling more wells.