Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

Getting past the misinformation when it comes to water for Waukesha

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As the application process progresses, there is going to be a lot of misinformation about the plan for diverting water from Lake Michigan to Waukesha via a pipeline from Oak Creek. What most people miss is that the water is actually returned to Lake Michigan, so the water levels of the lake will not be affected by the diversion.

Despite my initial misgivings at the price tag for this, and believe me as a homeowner it’s going to sting a bit, this is really the only option for Waukesha’s long-term water problems.

So if you want to learn more about Waukesha’s water application and get beyond the sour grapes of Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and the hate Waukesha crowd in Milwaukee, I encourage you to attend the upcoming public meetings on Waukesha’s Great Lakes water diversion plan:

Waukesha – Thursday, Nov. 7
Carroll University Center for Graduate Studies, Auditorium (LL14)
2140 Davidson Road, Waukesha

Oak Creek – Wednesday, Nov. 13
Oak Creek Community Center
8580 S. Howell Avenue, Oak Creek

Racine – Thursday, Nov. 14
Gateway Technical College – Racine Campus Conference Center, Great Lakes Room (#116)
1001 S. Main Street, Racine

Milwaukee – Monday, Nov. 18
Zilber School of Public Health – University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee (Triplex Rooms 109, 119 and 124)
1240 N. 10th Street, Milwaukee

By the way, I strongly encourage City of Milwaukee residents to attend that last public meeting. You can learn what a bunch of pinheads you have running the city that missed the opportunity to sell water to the City of Waukesha. While your water bills and property taxes keep going up, your city leaders flunked the “regional cooperation” test. But hey, good luck building that new arena for Herb Kohl.

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