After receiving the application in January, the DNR invited the public to provide comments on the application, and received public testimony at a hearing in early March in Sturtevant. The department has taken the comments under consideration in issuing the approval and drafted a comment and response document available by searching the DNR website, dnr.wi.gov for keywords “Racine diversion.”
“We received approximately 800 comments on the application, which shows the public’s strong interest in this topic,” said Adam Freihoefer, Water Use Section Chief for the Bureau of Drinking Water and Groundwater.
More information about the Great Lakes Compact is also available at dnr.wi.gov.
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