Wednesday, December 20, 2017, 6:25pm
Waukesha and Milwaukee rendezvous at the drinking water tap, but not at the sewage treatment plant.
Wednesday, July 12, 2017, 7:20am
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett explains why he's making another bid to supply drinking water for Waukesha's Great Lakes diversion project.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 7:00am
A coalition of Great Lakes mayors squared off against the city of Waukesha in a Chicago hearing room Monday. The mayors are asking the Great Lakes Compact Council, a group representing Midwest governors, to reverse or change last year's decision by the council to allow Waukesha to tap into Lake Michigan and draw drinking water from it.
Thursday, March 2, 2017, 6:30am
Waukesha's effort to bring in drinking water from Lake Michigan is now called the Great Water Alliance. But the diversion faces another hurdle this month.
Monday, January 9, 2017, 11:15am
A group of U.S. and Canadian mayors has asked the Great Lakes Compact Council for a rehearing on the controversial decision allowing Waukesha to tap into the lake.
Monday, August 22, 2016, 6:25pm
A group of Great Lakes mayors is asking for a hearing to review the plan allowing Waukesha to divert water from Lake Michigan that was approved earlier this summer.
The Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative has asked the Compact Council, a Great Lakes governors group, for the session.
In June, the council approved Waukesha's request to become the first city outside of the Great Lakes Basin to get water from Lake Michigan under the 2008 Great Lakes Compact. But David Ullrich of the Cities Initiative said the council didn't take a close enough look at several topics, including how treated waste water would get back to...
Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 11:40am
Waukesha scored a victory with the historic June 21, 2016 agreement to let the Milwaukee suburb draw 8.2 million gallons per day of drinking water from Lake Michigan. But following a years-long negotiation, both the state of Wisconsin and city of Waukesha had to make some concessions.
Thursday, June 23, 2016, 11:10am
Gov. Scott Walker says allowing Waukesha to take drinking water from Lake Michigan is about public health, not suburban economic growth.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016, 3:05pm
In a unanimous decision voted today, the Great Lakes Compact Council approved the city of Waukesha's plan to divert water from Lake Michigan. The city sought approval for the plan because its own wells are contaminated. Wisconsin Public Radio's Chuck Quirmbach joins us to talk about the plan.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016, 10:45am
Waukesha has been granted long-sought permission to tap Lake Michigan for drinking water following an 8-0 vote among Great Lakes states. Opponents contend the decision sets a bad precedent.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 12:30pm
Representatives of Great Lakes states and provinces have given preliminary approval to a precedent-setting request by a Wisconsin city to draw water from Lake Michigan.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 9:30am
A Great Lakes committee is meeting again to try and find agreement on the city of Waukesha's permit request to take water from Lake Michigan.
Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 11:35am
Waukesha's application to divert drinking water from Lake Michigan has been put on hold for at least a week.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016, 10:10am
People in Racine are concerned about the environmental impact if the city of Waukesha gets the go-ahead to divert water from Lake Michigan and return wastewater down the Root River.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016, 3:45pm
Waukesha has had several meeting on diverting drinking water from Lake Michigan, and the city might be getting closer to an agreement, but there is still a ways to go. We talk to WPR reporter Chuck Quirmbach about what the future looks like for Waukesha and neighboring communties.
Friday, April 22, 2016, 7:05pm
A tentative plan to reduce the number of homes in neighboring communities that would also get lake water is raising concerns for Waukesha Mayor Shawn Reilly who says his city is under state orders to potentially serve those homes.
Friday, April 22, 2016, 9:25am
If Waukesha is allowed to take it's drinking water from Lake Michigan, a Great Lakes states committee that's deciding the issue has reached a tentative agreement that communities surrounding Waukesha would not be allowed to get the water.
Thursday, April 21, 2016, 9:50am
A committee from Great Lakes Basin states is considering Waukesha's request to take water from Lake Michigan.
Monday, April 11, 2016, 8:00pm
Waukesha Mayor Shawn Reilly made a stop in Lansing, Michigan on Monday to seek support for Waukesha’s request to divert water from Lake Michigan.
Friday, April 1, 2016, 3:05pm
The Wisconsin city of Waukesha has had a plan in motion to divert water from Lake Michigan as its water source. This plan has some members of the Great Lakes Compact crying foul, most recently, Michigan's Attorney General Bill Schuette. Peter Annin, author of "The Great Lakes Water Wars" and the co-director of the Mary Griggs Burke Center for Freshwater Innovation at Northland College joins us on Central Time to talk about the news.
Friday, April 1, 2016, 3:00pm
This week Michigan became the first Great Lakes state to officially raise concerns about Waukesha's proposal to divert drinking water from Lake Michigan.
Friday, March 4, 2016, 5:05pm
Not a single person spoke in favor of Waukesha’s plan to get drinking water from Lake Michigan at a public hearing Thursday evening in Duluth, Minnesota.
Thursday, February 18, 2016, 10:00am
Members of Great Lakes states that will help decide Waukesha's request to divert Lake Michigan water for its use took a tour and asked questions in advance of a public hearing on the issue.
Tuesday, February 9, 2016, 7:20pm
The state of Michigan held a hearing Tuesday as part of a review of Waukesha's plan to get drinking water from Lake Michigan Tuesday.
Thursday, February 4, 2016, 7:15pm
Racine's mayor is raising concerns about Waukesha's proposal to get drinking water from Lake Michigan.
Waukesha would obtain the drinking water from the city of Oak Creek, but then pipe treated wastewater down the Root River that runs through Racine on the way to Lake Michigan. Racine Mayor John Dickert questioned whether Waukesha's treatment plant would remove enough phosphorus, as well as pharmaceutical chemicals that might be carried into the water from human waste.
"What I'm saying is I just don't want it," Dickert said. "I don't want any more pharmaceuticals. I don't want any more phosphorus, I just...
Thursday, January 7, 2016, 7:45pm
Great Lakes states have approved spending more than $750,000 to consider Waukesha's application to take drinking water from Lake Michigan. But environmental groups are pushing for an even more extensive review.
Friday, December 11, 2015, 7:40pm
Gov. Scott Walker says rabble-rousers might try to sink Waukesha's application to pipe in drinking water from Lake Michigan.
Tuesday, December 8, 2015, 5:50pm
Gov. Scott Walker's administration said it's advancing Waukesha's plan to take drinking water from Lake Michigan to the next level of review.