Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Council approves plan to divert water from Lake Michigan

A council representing the eight Great Lakes states has approved a Wisconsin town's application to divert 8.2 million gallons of water per day from Lake Michigan.
Today, the Great Lakes Compact Council unanimously approved Waukesha's plan to siphon water from Lake Michigan.
The town says the groundwater wells on which it has long relied are contaminated with radium, creating the need for a clean drinking water source.

It needed permission from each Great Lakes state to use Lake Michigan water because it lies just outside the Great Lakes watershed.

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