Great Lakes

Water Diversions

Water diversions are prohibited, with three exceptions:

  1. Communities that straddle the basin divide
  2. Intra-Basin transfers
  3. Communities in counties that straddle the basin divide

Different requirements apply to each type of exception.  The Regional Body and Compact Council use stringent Guidance and Rules for review.   

To date, only the City of Waukesha's (WI) proposal for a diversion has undergone a review by the Regional Body and been approved by the Compact Council.  

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