BREAKING: Waukesha's Lake Michigan Diversion Plan was Approved by Compact Council
Waukesha's Lake Michigan diversion plan was approved by Compact Council in Chicago.
After a thorough review process lasting more than 5 years, today was the day the city of Waukesha found out it can tap into Lake Michigan to provide residents and businesses with a safe water supply.
BREAKING: Waukesha's Lake Michigan diversion plan approved by Compact Council @CBS58— David Ade (@DavidAdeCBS58) June 21, 2016
Waukesha leaders say they've been working on this for more than a decade.
The plan has been scrutinized heavily by the great lakes compact council, a group formed to review requests for Lake Michigan water diversion.
Over the last few months people from Racine, environmental groups, and legislators from other states asked the council to reject Waukesha's plan.
Waukesha leaders have said they have met every requirement outlined in the compact and outside pressure and opinions should not matter.
Stay tuned to CBS 58 for more information throughout the day.