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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 DNR public participation

Public feedback has been elicited throughout the DNR review of the City of Waukesha’s diversion application. The DNR held comment periods at three major points in the review process: requesting comments on the initial application and on the scope and review process, the revised City of Waukesha diversion application, and the draft technical review and draft EIS.

Summer 2015 public hearings

Three public hearing were held in Waukesha, Milwaukee, and Racine on August 17 and 18, 2015. These meetings all included an informational presentation [PDF] and were recorded.

Hearing location Audio Transcript
Waukesha [WMA] [PDF]
Milwaukee [WMA] [PDF]
Racine [WMA] [PDF]

Summer 2015 public comment period

Public comments were accepted through August 28, 2015. The DNR will review public comments related to the draft Technical Review and summarize and respond to public comments on the Draft EIS before the DNR releases a Final Technical Review and Final EIS.

Fall 2013 public comment period

Public comments were accepted in response to the 2013 revised Waukesha Diversion Application.

Summer 2011 public comment period and hearings

In Summer 2011 the DNR held three public hearings and a comment period on the initial application and issued a public notice [PDF] on the receipt of an application for a diversion of Great Lakes water. The following document summarizes the comments received — both written and oral — through the first public comment period and provides a response to the comments.

The DNR decided to conduct an environmental impact statement (EIS) process for the proposed Waukesha diversion under the Wisconsin Environmental Policy Act or WEPA, and administrative code NR 150.

In 2010 the department announced it was starting scoping for the EIS process and requested public comments on a draft list of topics for the EIS.

Last revised: Wednesday January 06 2016