By Dan Kraker, MPRNews
With its groundwater wells contaminated with radium and city leaders under court order to find a new water source, Waukesha, Wis., saw an obvious fix — tap Lake Michigan, just 15 miles to the east.
The massive lake, one of the world’s largest freshwater sources, would scarcely notice the 10 million gallons per day the city hopes to draw. Waukesha, a Milwaukee suburb, got the OK from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources after five years of review.
The plan, however, must still get the backing of Great Lakes governors, including Gov. Mark Dayton. That could prove difficult. To read more visit MPRNews.