Thursday, December 8th, 2016

Waukesha water utility manager Dan Duchniak wrote a letter to the mayor of Thunder Bay, Ontario. No, it’s not a repeat of the demands of 1812. The letter refutes some erroneous remarks by the mayor regarding Waukesha’s water application. It’s an interesting letter in that it also answers some of the critics locally of Waukesha’s […]

The excuse we were given the other day by Mayor Jeff Scrima for doing a double-reverse on his water position was that while he supported the council’s actions approving the application, he thought the application was incomplete. Well, the state Department of Natural Resources doesn’t agree with Scrima. The application is “sufficiently complete” and the […]

Milwaukee News Buzz (Milwaukee Magazine) thought I asked an interesting question in this week’s column for the Waukesha Freeman.  “Who would want such an immature, erratic and irresponsible person in the room while the adults talk?” The city of Waukesha’s Water Commission answered it. The Commission voted 5 to 1 to name City Administrator Lori […]

That healthy glow may not be coming from the sun you’ve been getting. Nothing like Waukesha tap water. One of the city’s radium-compliant wells that was struck by lightning last year ceased operations a few weeks ago following mechanical problems that started this spring. As a result, the city has turned on the least risky […]

Yes, it is true as Jim Rowen notes that Milwaukee’s water rates are indeed going up. The numbers have been known for some time and are even lower than they were projected to be a year ago. Rowen, a critic of Waukesha’s water application (and it’s fair to say, hardly a friend to our city), […]

Publication:Waukesha Freeman (Conley); Date:Jul 29, 2010; Section:Opinion; Page Number:10A Facts there for all to see at water meeting Scrima missed chance to present better alternative to Great Lakes water When the city gathered Tuesday night to debate the water issue again, there was an expectation of fireworks. Instead it was more like a rainy Fourth […]

Only Alderman Payne voted against and that’s because he wanted more public meetings to get the public involved. Prior to the meeting, only 13 people spoke to the water issue directly and it was 8-5 in favor of going forward with the application. One resident actually wanted to build two pipelines so Milwaukee would have […]

The Waukesha Common Council is meeting tonight to again discuss the water issue, including a letter that will be sent to the Wisconsin DNR. The Common Council will be asked tonight to request the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to direct all communication on the city’s application to divert Great Lakes water past the subcontinental […]

Is this the City of Waukesha, Money Magazine’s 50th Best Small City in America?  Or is this the Town of Rock Ridge, and the Johnsons are in charge. From today’s Sound Off in the Waukesha Freeman: I’d like to mention about the water situation in the city of Waukesha. I think that Mayor Scrima is […]

It’s minor, but revealing. The Waukesha Freeman reported today on an exchange between Waukesha Alderman Duane Paulson and Waukesha Mayor Jeff Scrima. In the e-mail exchange, Scrima told Paulson that he publicly released a letter to Waukesha Water Utility General Manager Dan Duchniak after an open records request by the Waukesha Freeman. However, in an […]