Attorney Jodi Habush Sinykin, Of Counsel to Midwest Environmental Advocates, Wisconsin's only non-profit environmental law center said, "The City of New Berlin's failure to meet the terms of its Diversion Approval is actually not a first for the city, as New Berlin was five months late on an earlier required dead-line to provide details on its Water Conservation Program." New Berlin was required to submit additional water conservation information by August 21, 2009, but the City did not, in fact, comply until January 12, 2010.
Other groups around the Great Lakes region also find New Berlin's failure troubling. Ed Glatfelter, Director of Water Conservation Programs for the Alliance for the Great Lakes said, "Communities, like the City of New Berlin, seeking diversions under the Great Lakes Compact should know that they have a duty to comply with the law in its entirety and honor their long-term commitments under any diversion approval granted."
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