Posted by Watergurl, a resident of Livermore, on Mar 5, 2013 at 10:10 am
Zone 7 Water Agency wants to separate from the county... The people of Pleasanton, Dublin, and Livermore really need to see what is going on here - go to the meeting tonight and be educated!!!Ask yourself why yet another government agency to be created? Is it a power-play of a few or is this good for the people of the valley? Learn, engage, voice your opinion. Water is Power in this age and it is nothing to play with.
Posted by San Ramon Observer, a resident of San Ramon, on Mar 5, 2013 at 12:25 pm San Ramon Observer is a member (registered user) of PleasantonWeekly.com
Zone 7 has a separately elected Board of Directors, but residents of Dougherty Valley, who get their water from Zone 7, cannot vote for those directors as long as Zone 7 remains part of the Alameda County Government. See my latest blog on this meeting in the San Ramon Express. Web Link
Dougherty Valley residents can vote for directors of the Dublin San Ramon Services District (DSRSD) because it is a special district that operates across county lines. San Ramon residents, who get their water from Zone 7 via DSRSD, deserve the right to vote for and serve on the Zone 7 Board of Directors too.
Other cost savings could be realized for water users in San Ramon and Alameda County by making it easier for Zone 7 to hire new employees or make purchasing decisions without going through all the Alameda County bureaucracy that they are required to do now.
Posted by VP Cheney, a resident of the Pleasanton Meadows neighborhood, on Mar 5, 2013 at 1:44 pm
Roz looks to have a point that seams to be inline with what they are looking to do. I get that part of it and I would agree. Is there anything else in play on this that we are not looking at? Would this have anything to do with control of the water rights in our valleys aquifer? I know that they are working hard on reclaimed water systems and that one of the biggest hurdlers for them is the storage of the recycled water. I have a HUGE problem with the injection of recycled water into our aquifer. Water we know now as being safe for drinking could have something in it that we don't test or know to test for. If we inject this "CLEAN" recycled water into our aquifer and find out later that it's contaminated, then what do we do? All of our water in the aquifer would be tainted. Our property values and our health may suffer do to the act of one mistake. I'm not saying this is what's going on but it may be part of the angel.