Recently, the City of Racine submitted a water diversion application for Great Lakes water to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) on behalf of the Village of Mount Pleasant. The application will be the topic of a public hearing held by the DNR this week. Though the Village has been exploring the possibility of expanding water access to better serve current and future needs for quite a while, there is no secret that the impetus for this application is Foxconn’s investment in the community. As a community, we need to carefully evaluate and balance the great opportunity Foxconn brings and the impact it will have on our community, and this water diversion request is no exception.
Read more from Keith Haas, the General Manager of Racine Water and Wastewater Utilities, in the Racine Journal Times.