Waukesha delivers lake water request to DNR

By Don Behm of the Journal Sentinel

Waukesha – Water Utility Manager Dan Duchniak drove to Madison on Thursday and hand delivered the city’s request to buy Lake Michigan water to state Department of Natural Resources officials, beginning a lengthy review process requiring approval of each of the eight Great Lakes states.

The application proposes diverting up to 10.9 million gallons of lake water per day after 2035 to serve an estimated 97,400 residents, as well as businesses and industries. In 2009, the city’s average daily demand was 6.8 million gallons.

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