Public input sought on Great Lakes water proposal from Wisconsin

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources seeks public input on an application by The City of Waukesha, Wisconsin, to divert water from the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin for public supply purposes.

Under the Great Lakes Compact, which is an agreement between the eight Great Lakes states on how water from the basin is to be managed, such an application requires the approval of all eight members of the Governors’ Compact Council. The Indiana DNR is analyzing the application and participating in public hearings in Waukesha this week.

The City of Waukesha has the ability to apply for a diversion because it is a community in a county that straddles the Basin divide.

Those who would like to comment on this proposal may do so and learn more about it and the Great Lakes Compact at http://www.waukeshadiversion.org/. Comments can also filed by mail, at 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2700, Chicago, Illinois, 60606; and by email at comments@waukeshadiversion.org. Comments must be received no later than March 14.

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