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Milwaukee Suburb’s Water Request is a Test for the Great Lakes Compact

Waukesha is the first community to seek an exception to the ban on diversion of water out of the Great Lakes

The city of Waukesha, Wisconsin, wants to draw water from Lake Michigan. But to do that the Milwaukee suburb will need the approval of all eight Great Lakes states, and nods from a couple Canadian provinces. In the late 1800s, Waukesha was…
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by: Sam Worley – December 17, 2014

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