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Huge Foxconn Water Project Continues



Despite ongoing changes to Foxconn’s plans for its Mount Pleasant operation that could substantially lower its water needs, construction of municipal infrastructure tapping Lake Michigan is continuing as scheduled.

A shifting sequence of media reports, official statements and even a presidential tweet have put a spotlight on Foxconn’s changing focus and what it means for Wisconsin’s historic public investment in the project. While uncertainty has grown over the type of facility the Taiwan-based electronics giant will build and the workforce it will hire, the company’s plans as of February 2019 call for a Gen 6 facility, which would fabricate LCD screens much smaller than those originally planned.

Meanwhile, one major aspect of Foxconn’s Wisconsin endeavor that is so far unchanged since summer 2018 is a municipal water and sewer infrastructure build-out for its Mount Pleasant campus…

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