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Waukesha hires lead contractor for $206M Lake Michigan water project

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WAUKESHA — Waukesha has hired a primary contractor for its $206 million project to access water in Lake Michigan.

Chicago engineering firm “Greeley & Hansen” will led the way on the project, which is expected to take five years to complete.

The plan is to build pipelines to connect Waukesha to Oak Creek’s water pipes, and a return system into the Root River which will carry the water back into Lake Michigan.

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  • Metal Maniac

    So much money spent on a ponzi scheme aka suburbs. Clearly people weren’t mean to live there if they have bad water. There are so many empty lots in Milwaukee.

  • Charles Buck

    How could a 40 mile long withdraw and return pipeline and treatment plant with maximum daily demand of 16.7 million gallon for a population of 75,500 cost $206 million when the Karegnondi Water Authority in Michigan just built a 75 mile long, 85 million gallon per day system on Lake Huron for $285 million?

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