New long-term Waukesha water 
source will not come cheap
Water utility approves consultant and lobbyist contracts

By LINDA McALPINE - GM Today Staff

January 18, 2008

WAUKESHA - The Waukesha Water Utility will spend about $256,600 on consultants and a lobbyist this year to pursue a long term water supply from Lake Michigan.



Members of the Waukesha Water Commission unanimously voted Thursday night on two contracts that will help lay the groundwork for an application for Great Lakes water, one for $129,400 with Geosyntec Consultants, Inc. of Milwaukee, and the other for $127,200 with Martin Schreiber and Associates of Madison.

"These contracts are in anticipation of a Great Lakes Compact," Dan Duchniak, general manager for the utility, said. "The state Legislature may introduce a draft of it by the end of this month or in early February, so we want to be ahead of the game."

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This story appeared in The Freeman on January 18, 2008.