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For information on this page, contact:
Shaili Pfeiffer
Water Use Section
Bureau of Drinking and Groundwater
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
PO Box 7921
Madison WI 53707-7921
Phone number: 608-267-7630

City of Waukesha water diversion application Waukesha proposal

The City of Waukesha submitted its original application for Lake Michigan Supply to the DNR in May 2010. The DNR conducted an extensive technical review, requested additional information and worked with the City on modifications to the application to meet the Compact review criteria between 2010 and 2015. This review process has also included multiple opportunities for public participation. The application was submitted for Regional Review to the Great Lakes Governors and Premier in January 2016 and approved with conditions in June 2016.

Application for a Lake Michigan diversion with return flow - Oct. 2013

Supplemental application materials

Date Title
March 2012 City of Waukesha Lake Michigan Water Supply Application Technical Review of the Cost Estimate [PDF]
Feb 4, 2013 Waukesha Water Utility Groundwater modeling – RJN Environmental Services [PDF]
Jul 26, 2013 RJN Groundwater Modeling Report [PDF exit DNR]
Jul 26, 2013 RJN Groundwater Modeling Report Tables [PDF exit DNR]
Aug 30, 2013 Waukesha Water Utility Groundwater modeling – RJN Environmental Services [PDF exit DNR]
Jan 15, 2014 Appendix E, Volume 2, Cost estimates – revised [PDF]
Feb 18, 2014 Technical Memorandum – Environmental Impacts of a Lower Water Demand [PDF]
Feb 19, 2014 Technical Memorandum – Water Demand Projections [PDF]
Mar 25, 2014 DNR Questions on Lower Water Demands Memo [PDF]
Apr 10, 2014 Attachment D Revised – DNR Questions on Lower Water Demand Memo [PDF]
Apr 28, 2014 Technical Memorandum – Supplemental Public Health and Environmental Information on Waukesha Water Supply Alternatives – Part 1 [PDF]
Apr 28, 2014 Technical Memorandum – Supplemental Public Health and Environmental Information on Waukesha Water Supply Alternatives – Part 2 [PDF]
Jan 6, 2015 Return Flow Exhibit (this includes Alternative 6, returning up to 10.1 MGD) [PDF]
Feb 10, 2015 Summary of Lake Michigan Nearshore Water Quality for EIS [PDF]
Feb 12, 2015 “No Action Alternative” memo related to EIS [PDF]
Feb 19, 2015 Costs associated with Direct to Lake Michigan Return Flow Option [PDF]
Feb 19, 2015 Air Quality Clarification memo for EIS [PDF]
Feb 20, 2015 Summary of Wetland Impacts (related to pipeline for EIS) [PDF]
Feb 20, 2015 Additional information for EIS for river and stream impacts (51 pages) [PDF]
Mar 6, 2015 South Shore Outfall return costs (return) [PDF]
Mar 6, 2015 South Shore Outfall return costs (total costs) [PDF]
Mar 10, 2015 Waukesha Return to MMSD (South Shore Outfall details and EIR addendum) [PDF]
Mar 23, 2015 New Hydraulic modeling tables related to 10.1 MGD return to the Root River [PDF]
Apr 2, 2015 Waukesha Memo on Thermal [PDF]
May 26, 2015 Draft Memorandum – Antidegradation Evaluation for City of Waukesha [PDF]
Oct 28, 2015 Reverse Osmosis Concentrate Disposal Issues [PDF]
Nov 3, 2015 Conservation Plan Update [PDF]
Nov 25, 2015 Predicting Future Water Levels in the Sandstone Aquifer of Southeastern Wisconsin [PDF]

Correspondence

Date Title
Dec 3, 2013 Letter to Waukesha Water Utility [PDF]
Dec 13, 2013 Letter to Waukesha Water Utility [PDF]
Feb 11, 2014 Letter from Waukesha Water Utility – Re: Conservation [PDF]
Feb 20, 2014 Letter from Waukesha Water Utility – Re: water demand projections [PDF]
May 23, 2014 Letter to the mayor of the City of Waukesha [PDF]
Jul 17, 2014 Letter to EPA Water Division Director Hyde re: Return Flow [PDF]
Jul 17, 2014 Letter to Waukesha Water Utility re: Return Flow [PDF]
Jul 25, 2014 Letter from City of Waukesha re: Return Flow [PDF]
Sep 4, 2014 Letter from EPA Water Division Director Hyde re: Return Flow [PDF]
Apr 2, 2015 Letter from Waukesha Water Utility re: Return Flow [PDF]
Nov 17, 2015 Letter from Charles Ledin to Waukesha Water Utility [PDF]

» Previous application materials and correspondence related to the application

Last revised: Wednesday April 26 2017