June 24, 2016, 5am PDT
The biggest news stories of a big week in planning and land use—all in just over two minutes.
June 21, 2016, 2pm PDT
The city of Waukesha will be able to pump water from the Great Lakes to replace its contaminated local ground water supply. It's the first community outside the Great lakes watershed allowed to divert water under terms of the Great Lakes Compact.
May 6, 2016, 1pm PDT
The city of Waukesha asked for more water than the Great Lakes Compact would allow. Commenters remind the city of Waukesha that water for growth was never the goal of the Great Lakes Compact.
Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel
October 21, 2015, 8am PDT
As some areas of the country seek out new sources of water, other areas are trying to protect what they have.
September 15, 2015, 5am PDT
A controversial application by the small Wisconsin town of Waukesha would allow treated wastewater to flow the Root River and then into Lake Michigan. The proposal has provoked a far-reaching outcry of opposition.
The Political Environment
January 28, 2011, 12pm PST
Suburban Waukesha seeks to be the first city to pipe water from the Great Lakes since the 2008 Great Lakes Pact. But will approval just mean more sprawl in a sprawling region?