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Waukesha water plan critics push for pipeline

By Sean Ryan Skeptics worried about Waukesha’s proposal to put water into flood-prone Underwood Creek say the city should instead build a pipe to Lake Michigan. The Waukesha Water Utility plan to buy Lake Michigan water includes returning it to ...

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Pipeline proposal faces Wauwatosa skeptics

By Sean Ryan Wauwatosa residents want a guarantee from Waukesha planners that a water pipeline emptying into Underwood Creek will not lead to flooding and pollution. “I’m taking an ‘I’m from Missouri’ stance on this one,” said Bill Kappel, Wauwatosa ...

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Waukesha tries to tap $100 million for water projects

By Sean Ryan The Waukesha Water Utility has to spend millions drawing fresh water from a new source. Whether ratepayers bear the brunt of that cost depends, at least partially, on how successful the utility is drawing federal grant money ...

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Waukesha ties water deal to developments

By Sean Ryan Environmental groups are suspicious of the development projections Waukesha is using to justify its request for Lake Michigan water. “We are concerned about the land use and population estimates,” said Laurie Longtine, co-chairwoman of the Wisconsin Environmental ...

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Waukesha runs out of cheap water options (VIDEO)

By Sean Ryan As Dan Duchniak, general manager of the Waukesha Water Utility, explained the $164 million plan to build a pipeline to Lake Michigan, members of city government asked if he had any cheaper alternatives. After studying 14 alternatives ...

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