Racine fears Waukesha’s sewage will bring ‘danger’

By Tom Henry, The Ripple Effect (Toledo Blade)

WAUKESHA, Wis. – While visiting the lovely state of Wisconsin earlier this month, I learned the battle over Waukesha’s future water supply isn’t just about the 8.2 million gallons a day of treated Lake Michigan water that Waukesha wants to start buying from nearby Oak Creek, Wis., within a few years.

To the city of Racine, it’s also about the quality of 8.2 million gallons a day of treated wastewater, or effluent, Waukesha plans to put into the Root River to make up for what is taken from the lake on its behalf. To read entire column.


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