Milwaukee beats out Oak Creek to supply Waukesha with Lake Michigan water

Milwaukee beat out Oak Creek to supply the city of Waukesha with Lake Michigan water, officials announced today.
Under the deal, unveiled by Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and Waukesha Mayor Shawn Reilly this afternoon, construction of a 15.6-mile pipeline and pumping facilities is expected to begin in 2020 and be completed in 2023.
After its completion, Waukesha will pay Milwaukee an anticipated $3 million in 2023 for roughly 6 millions of gallons of water per day, according to Milwaukee Water Works Superintendent Jennifer Gonda. Waukesha is authorized to use 8.2 million gallons per day, as allo...

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