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City of Waukesha revises Great Lakes water plan
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (4/28)
The City of Waukesha, Wis., would receive up to an average of 8.7 million gallons a day of Lake Michigan water by midcentury — down 13.86% from its earlier request — to serve a smaller area proposed by Great Lakes officials reviewing the city's plan for lake water.

Reacting to Flint crisis, EPA launches U.S. drinking water study
Detroit Free Press (4/26)
The public health crisis caused by high lead levels in Flint’s water and the toxic algae blooms in Lake Erie in recent years are among the threats being cited by federal environmental officials who called for a comprehensive look at how to better protect the nation’s drinking water

Great Lakes leaders to scrutinize Waukesha water diversion bid
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (4/21)
A regional regulating group will meet today and tomorrow in Chicago, Ill., to consider a request for a diversion of water from Lake Michigan by Waukesha, Wis.

Tougher testing, new pipes: Snyder’s proposals for new lead standards
Great Lakes Echo (4/20)
In Michigan, Flint is slowly making progress on replacing lead service lines, and the city is coating the pipes with anti-corrosives to prevent more lead from leaching into the water.

COMMENTARY: Water is Central New York's greatest economic development asset
The Syracuse Post-Standard (4/18)
Central New York was a water-based economy in 1825 when the Erie Canal drove our economic growth. This legacy will drive our future. Let's build together.

Thirsty cities begin to eye water from the Great Lakes
Star Tribune (4/16)
Nearly a decade ago, eight governors shook hands on an extraordinary agreement to erect a legal wall around the largest source of fresh water on earth — the Great Lakes. Now they face the first test.

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