Wednesday night fire destroys trailer at new Zone 7 plant Around Town, posted by Editor, Pleasanton Weekly Online, on Apr 2, 2009 at 4:01 pm
A fire in a construction trailer at a new Zone 7 desalinization plant at the corner of Santa Rita Road and Stoneridge Drive Wednesday night destroyed the trailer but was extinguished before spreading to the newly-built plant, itself.
Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, April 2, 2009, 7:47 AM
Posted by Tim, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Apr 2, 2009 at 4:15 pm
I always wondered what the heck they were building on that corner. Now that I know it is a desalinization plant, I'm curious as to where they will get the salt water. Do they have a pipeline to the bay?
Posted by Mr. Soccer, a resident of the Downtown neighborhood, on Apr 2, 2009 at 6:59 pm
This is Zone 7's way of by-passing our vote to not use our waste water for potable uses. They are doing this to give you an insurance of clean, healthy water. Reverse Osmosis is one of the best way to filter out impurities from the water and salt being one of thous things we don't need in our water. The question is will R.O. water take out all that we or Industries in our system like Roche Molecular and others may put in the water as it goes down the drain? I could go on & on but we could use a separate blog just for that. Keep your head up and ears open for more info from Zone 7.
Posted by frank, a resident of the Pleasanton Heights neighborhood, on Apr 2, 2009 at 7:29 pm
Mr. Soccer, like I said, most Americans don't understand most anything of a scientific or technical nature including what demineralization means versus treating waste water to make it potable. Do you know? Your post suggests otherwise. I am sure that I know.
By the way, can you reference any community in the U. S. that actually recycles waste water as potable and delivers it to its population?
Posted by Steve, a resident of the Birdland neighborhood, on Apr 2, 2009 at 10:47 pm
I never understood the ignorance of the voters when they rejected to allow Zone 7 to inject 'treated waste water' into the groundwater basin. That water would have then percolated down to the aquifer and been naturally filtered over time before being pumped to a treatment facility and then to the residences of Pleasanton. The treated waste water in itself would have been cleaner than the water pumped directly from the delta that Zone 7 uses for 80 percent of the 'potable' water they supply. But citizens like Mr S. always believe there is some sort of conspiracy behind anything they do not quite comprehend or understand. And by the way, if you ever travel to Orange county down south and drink the water, they've been doing what Zone 7 wanted to do since 1976.
Posted by Grace, a resident of the Highland Oaks neighborhood, on Apr 2, 2009 at 11:10 pm
Not endorsing either the use of injected R.O. water or advocating the blocking of its use, but I had to chuckle a bit at Steve's resounding ensorsement:
" And by the way, if you ever travel to Orange county down south and drink the water, they've been doing what Zone 7 wanted to do since 1976. "
... and wonder whether he truly thought this was a selling point? Did this introduction of "recycled" waste/byproducts enhance or did it possibly pully down the environmental well-being of the residents?
Posted by Steve, a resident of the Birdland neighborhood, on Apr 3, 2009 at 8:59 am
Grace-It was just a comment. Nothing more, nothing less. Not a selling point and by no means was it a resounding endorsement. Someone asked to name a community that used recycle water as potable water, and I gave one example. And since it was close and in California, I thought people could more easily relate to it. I'm pretty sure a good portion of Pleasanton residences have traveled down south before, yet I never heard anyone ever mention the fact that Orange county was using waste water in there drinking fountains, and they would never go there again. Where do you think other waste agencies, especially the inland ones, dump their treated waste? Into rivers, etc, with some of those flowing into the delta. Again, 80 percent of what Zone 7 supplies is from the delta. So to quote the question asked before, "did this introduction of "recycled" waste/byproducts enhance or did it possibly pully(?) down the environmental well-being of the (Pleasanton) residents?"