Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
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DNR hosts hearing to discuss wetland and water permits related to water diversion project

The hearing will also cover the DNR's Environmental Impact Statement on the overall diversion project.

By - Aug 19th, 2019 01:25 pm

MADISON, Wis. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will hold a public hearing on the wetland and waterways permit application for the City of Waukesha‘s proposal to divert water from Lake Michigan for its municipal water supply. The hearing will also cover the DNR’s Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on the overall diversion project.

Who: Ben Callan, Chief – Integration Services Section

What: Installation of the project will have a temporary impact on about 7.91 acres of wetland and a permanent impact on less than 0.01 acres of wetland. The project includes the installation of a permanent outfall structure on the Root River.

The proposed pipeline routes would cross a total of 22 navigable waterways. Of these, three crossings are proposed to be open cut (or dredged) requiring waterway permits. The other 19 are proposed to cross in a manner that will not disturb the waterways.

When: Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. (Hearing begins at 6:00 p.m.)

Where: Carroll University, Shattuck Music Center-Shattuck Auditorium 122, 218 N. East Avenue, Waukesha

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