Monday, October 24th, 2016

No water for our residents. But where do we hook up?


The town of Waukesha board decided against being included in the water service area with the city of Waukesha. That means when the city of Waukesha gets the approval to divert water from Lake Michigan, the town of Waukesha will be effectively shot off from the city water supply forever. No residents or businesses can ask to be annexed to the city because they cannot go on the city water supply.

So when the EPA decides the shallow aquifer that supplies the town’s wells are too contaminated for use, the town will not be able to get water from the city. If there’s an accidental contamination, such as the one that occurred in Jackson, nope, no water. If the surrounding communities suck the aquifer dry, nope, sorry, better buy water at the store instead.

Of course, the town could always petition to build its own pipeline to Lake Michigan. I’m sure that someday the town’s taxpayers won’t mind paying the huge costs all by themselves, even if they can get a diversion approved. Or maybe they can get water from quarries in Pewaukee.

But while Scyoc and the town board was making that moronic short-sighted decision, Scyoc was asking the city of Waukesha if they would consider supplying water to the town of Waukesha’s Town Hall which has a failing septic system.

No, really. Town Board Chairman Van Scyoc thought it would be good for the town hall and asked city of Waukesha Administrator Ed Henschel if he thought it would be controversial. Meanwhile, her residents are effectively banned from that option for their homes and businesses until the end of time.

Look for local residents to start humming along with Meatloaf.

So now I’m praying for the end of time
To hurry up and arrive
‘Cause if I gotta spend another minute with you
I don’t think that I can really survive
I’ll never break my promise or forget my vow
But God only knows what I can do right now
I’m praying for the end of time
It’s all that I can do
Praying for the end of time,
So I can end my time with you

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