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When you drink the water, remember the spring, Chinese Proverb

July 2010

Court orders DNR review of East Troy well permit; State appeals court ruling's impact will be felt statewide
By Don Behm of the Journal Sentinel
Posted: June 27, 2010

August 2007

Wisconsin's silent springs: Demand is reducing water levels, by Ron Seely, Wisconsin State Journal, posted: Aug. 17 2007

Groups Challenge DNR on Wells. Agency Must Assess Effects on Nearby Waterways, They Claim, by Darryl Enriquez, JS Online, posted: Aug. 16, 2007

Claim: NOTICE OF CLAIM AND CLAIM PURSUANT TO WIS. STAT. § 893.80 AND WIS. STAT. § 893.82 (Click here for a PDF copy)


Wisconsin's Silent Springs: Demand is Reducing Water Levels, by Ron Seely, Wisconsin State Journal, posted: August 17, 2007.

June 2007

What Was a Lake is Now a Mudhole (Click here for a PDF copy of this article), by Ron Seely, Wisconsin State Journal, posted June 30, 2007

December 2007

Lake Beulah dispute echoes larger battle. In tussle with East Troy over well, district takes cue from Great Lakes controversy. by Darryl Enriqez,

November 7, 2006 Supreme Court decision denying certification

Houses go up, aquifer goes down, by Ron Seely, Wisconsin State Journal, posted September 12, 2006

East Troy Times of May 24th, 2006: The village of East Troy has published its "Official Notice to Bidders, Well # 7"
It states: "the project consists of the construction, testing, and sampling of a sand and gravel well with an approximate depth of 312 feet." The notice goes on to say under time and place of bid opening that bids will be received until 10:00 AM on June 1st, 2006 by the Village Clerk.

Trustees Approve Land Purchase for Village Well, by Katie Matteson, East Troy Times, Posted: May 3, 2006

Village Adopts Resolution to Proceed With Well Development, by Katie Matteson, East Troy Times, Posted: April 26, 2006

Lake Beulah groups appeal decision, keep working to block well. They want court orders to widen DNR authority, by Darryl Enriquez, Journal Sentinal Online, Posted: Sept. 13, 2005

Editorial: Digging wells and DNR power, From the Journal Sentinel, Posted: July 10, 2005

Crowd urged to talk over new well, Lautenschlager talks in East Troy, by Dave Sheeley, Journal Sentinal Online, Posted: June 30, 2005

Judge OKs well near Lake Beulah. East Troy decision is likely to affect other water disputes, by Lisa Sink, Journal Sentinal Online, Posted: June 28, 2005

All eyes on ruling over water rights: East Troy decision could expand DNR authority, by Darryl Enriquez, Journal Sentinal Online, Posted: June 19, 2005,

"Letter to the Editor" from David Skotarzak, Chairman Lake Beulah Management District, (East Troy Times, 5/9/05) PDF file

"Lake Beulah Reps Attend State Lakes Convention," by Paul Didier, (East Troy Times, 5/4/05) PDF file

"Letter to the Editor" from the East Troy Village Board, (East Troy Times, 5/4/2005) PDF file

Chenequa to look into effects of well: Some officials worry about water resources (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel Article 5/9/05)

The Ground Water Supply of Southeastern Wisconsin: Will there be enough for the future? (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel Article 4/27/05)

Study finds big payoff in clean water, Delevan Lake Project boosts economy in area (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel 3/12/05)

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P.O. Box 71
East Troy, WI 53120

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