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Tapping into Great Lakes may start 'water wars'
CBC News (7/11)
Thunder Bay, Ontario's mayor says he'll fight to prevent Waukesha, Wis., from using Great Lakes water. Waukesha's municipal boundaries fall outside the Great Lakes watershed.

Flint officials won't pinpoint when the city will switch to Flint River as Detroit water charges go higher
MLive (4/16)
City officials are saying little about their timing for using the Flint River for drinking water but Thursday, April 17, for the first time in nearly 50 years, Flint and Genesee County, Mich., won't have a long-term contract in place for buying water from Detroit.

Mayor Barrett makes water pitch to White House
WISN-TV - Milwaukee, WI (4/10)
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barret will be traveling to the White House to pitch the idea of making Milwaukee America's water capitol.

Flint gets final permit approvals from state to use Flint River for drinking water
MLive (4/10)
The state of Michigan has issued the permits needed for the city of Flint to begin using the Flint River for drinking water, a major step toward ending water purchases from the city of Detroit as early as next week.

Lindenhurst closer to switching to Lake Michigan water
Daily Herald (4/9)
Details are firming up in the yearslong effort to bring Lake Michigan water to Lindenhurst, Illinois, with construction of some portions of the project expected to begin this summer.

Wauconda officials take two more steps toward lake water
Daily Herald (4/2)
Wauconda, Ill., officials took action Tuesday night in an effort to bring Lake Michigan water to the village.

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State/Provincial Water Use Data Contacts

Illinois

Mr. Jim Casey
Illinois Department of Natural Resources
Office of Water Resources
Chicago, Illinois
Tel: 312-793-5947
Fax: 312-793-5968
E-mail: james.casey@illinois.gov

Indiana

Ms. Allison Mann
Division of Water
Indiana DNR
402 W. Washington
Indianapolis, IN 46241
Tel: 317-234-1101
Email: almann@dnr.in.gov

Michigan

Mr. Andrew LeBaron
Environmental Quality Analyst
Water Use Program
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 30273
Constitution Hall, 2 North
Lansing, Michigan 48909-7773
Tel: 517-241-1435
E-mail: lebarona@michigan.gov

Minnesota

Sean Hunt, Hydrologist
DNR Ecological & Water Resources
500 Lafayette Road
St. Paul, MN 55155
Tel: 518-402-8099
E-mail: sean.hunt@dnr.state.mn.us

New York

Mr. Rich Kruzansky
New York Department of Environmental
Conservation
625 Broadway
Albany, New York 12207
Tel: 518-402-8182
E-mail: rhkruzan@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Ohio

Mr. Mike Hallfrisch, P.E.
Water Planning Program Manager , Division of Water
Ohio Department of Natural Resources
2045 Morse Road, Building E-3
Columbus, Ohio 43229-6693
Tel: 614-265-6745
Fax: 614-447-9503
E-mail: mike.hallfrisch@dnr.state.oh.us

Ontario

Mr. Jonathan Staples
Policy and Program Advisor, Water Resources
Water Resources Section, Lands and Waters
Branch
Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources
300 Water Street
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 8M5
Tel: 705-755-1219
Fax: 705-755-1267
E-mail: jonathan.staples@ontario.ca
Canada


Pennsylvania

Mr. Dave Jostenski
Chief, Water Use Assessment Section
PA Department of Environmental Protection
Harrisburgh, Pennsylvania 17105
Tel: 717-772-5659
E-mail: djostenski@state.pa.us

Quebec

Mr. Marc-Olivier Bedard
Tel. 418 521-3885 poste 7067
E-mail: marc-olivier.bedard@mddefp.gouv.qc.ca

Wisconsin

Ms. Shaili Pfeiffer
Great Lakes Senior Scientist
Office of the Great Lakes
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
101 South Webster
Madison, Wisconsin 53704
Tel: 608-267-7630
Fax: 608-267-7664
E-mail: shaili.pfeiffer@dnr.state.wi.us

Great Lakes Commission

Mrs. Becky Pearson
Project Manager
Great Lakes Commission
Eisenhower Corporate Park
2805 South Industrial Hwy., Suite 100
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104-6791
Tel: 734-971-9135
Fax: 734-971-9150
E-mail: bpearson@glc.org