The City of Waukesha, Wisconsin says it has nowhere else to go for water but to the Great Lakes. This week, it submitted an application to take 10 million gallons a day, on average, from Lake Michigan. But first it would have to meet a number of strict requirements that all eight Great Lakes states have agreed to.
Exception to Ban
The states hammered out a ban on water diversions over several years and the governors signed it and the Congress ratified it five years ago.