MADISON - Clean Wisconsin has formally requested
that the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources deny
Waukesha’s application for Lake Michigan water, saying that the
application for an average of 10.1 million gallons per day, if
approved as written, “would not set the proper precedent to
manage future supply needs in communities outside the Great
Clean Wisconsin submitted its formal response to
Waukesha’s application on Monday in partnership with several
other environmental groups.
The response highlights several causes for
concern, including what it calls a “sharp increase over
demonstrated supply needs” of 10.1 million gallons per day to
replace the current aquifer supplies of 6.5 million to 7 million
gallons daily. It also states that other areas in the city’s
water service area currently have adequate supplies of clean,
safe well water.