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Muskego - Big Bend has officially informed Muskego that it would like to establish a municipal water system and obtain the water from Muskego.

In a Nov. 16 letter to city engineer Michael Paulos, Big Bend Village Clerk Brad Calder stated: "Big Bend needs municipal water for development within the village. The village would eventually be looking (for) 75,000 to 100,000 gallons of water a day, with the projected demand at final build out being 250,000 to 300,000 gallons a day. "

According to the letter, Big Bend hopes to complete evaluating alternatives by late next year, establish plans for a system during 2018, and complete construction in 2019.

Calder attended the Muskego Common Council's Public Works Committee meeting last week. He estimated downtown Big Bend is about 3,000 feet from the nearest Muskego water main, and said a connection would likely be along Janesville Road. Big Bend residents currently get their water from private wells.

"Future development will dictate what's needed," Calder said.

Paulos recommended that Muskego staff work with Big Bend to study the feasibility of a hookup, with Big Bend responsible for any associated costs.

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