Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017

Action plan

U.S.-Canadian agency outlines Great Lakes challenges


Wisconsin Public Radio

A joint United States-Canadian agency released a report making more than 30 recommendations to improve water quality across the Great Lakes. The International Joint Commission wants governments to invest more money to improve drinking water and wastewater systems. The report is the first assessment of water quality issues on the lakes since the U.S. and Canada updated the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement in 2012.


Flint, GLWA agree to 30-year water contract


A 30-year water contract between the city of Flint and the Great Lakes Water Authority finally received its final stamp of approval, officially entering the city into a long-term agreement with the Detroit-based water source. The six-member GLWA board unanimously approved the contract, complete with 11th-hour amendments made by Flint's City Council.


Waukesha seals deal for Lake Michigan water

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

The Milwaukee Common Council approved a 40-year agreement to sell Lake Michigan water to the City of Waukesha. The deal is expected to yield a net benefit of $42 million in revenue to Milwaukee over the first 20 years, officials said. Waukesha will pay Milwaukee around $3 million in 2023 to deliver an average of 6 million gallons of lake water a day when service begins that year.