Is A Water Park On Undeveloped Land Why States Should Approve A Lake Michigan Pipeline?

The City of New Berlin is engaged in what some would call contradictory, perhaps self-defeating behavior.

On the one hand, it will be renewing a much-edited version of a 2006 application for a Lake Michigan diversion that other Great Lakes states said was incomplete and inaccurate.

On the other hand, and at the same time, it is moving towards approving the construction of the region's biggest water park on some of the same, undeveloped land to which it wants to send that Lake Michigan water.

New Berlin has said it wants the water to solve contamination problems with its water supply, and not to drive more sprawl.

But its application projects a 27% increase in residential customers in the portion of its city to which it wants the new water to flow, and doesn't mention the water park and hotel complex that nearby property owners are saying is much bigger than first planned.

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April 13, 2007 - 2:44pm