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."