"Wisconsin City At Forefront Of ‘Water Wars’"

"WAUKESHA, Wis. — This city has become the battleground for one of North America’s fiercest water wars, one that is taking the Great Lakes region into more uncharted legal territory in 2017.

A council of eight gubernatorial-level officials in charge of the landmark Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact is expected to decide soon if a Chicago-based coalition representing 127 U.S. and Canadian cities has grounds to challenge a major water-withdrawal permit issued last June to the city of Waukesha, Wis.

Waukesha, under orders from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to resolve uncertainty over its future water supply, lies just outside the Great Lakes basin."

Tom Henry reports for the Toledo Blade January 16, 2017.

Source: Toledo Blade, 01/17/2017