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Residents asked to curb water usage by 10 percent

Original post made on May 14, 2008

Pleasanton's main water supplier is asking residents to cut down on the amount of water they use in light of the situation in the Delta region and a below-average snowfall season.
Zone 7 Water Agency, which provides 80 percent of those who live in Pleasanton with water, is asking people to reduce their water usage by 10 percent, a similar request that was made last summer.


Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, May 14, 2008, 10:57 AM

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Posted by Stacey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on May 14, 2008 at 10:00 pm

"An average family of three living in the Tri-Valley uses about 350-450 gallons of water per day, including for irrigating landscaping. However, water usage can double in the summer months due to higher temperatures."

Is that average gallons per day an annual average? It wouldn't make sense for that number to double in the summer then.

For people who already conserve water throughout the year, a 10% reduction in usage is more difficult to achieve than for those who waste away.


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Posted by Gatetree Resident
a resident of Amador Valley High School
on May 15, 2008 at 8:10 am

Stacey -- I agree those who conserve all ready should get credit for doing the RIGHT thing 365 days a year when there is no drought worry.

Those who are water hogs should pay a bigger price when conservation is critical.


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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on May 15, 2008 at 9:40 am

You must know that the "water hogs" are all gonna start complaining and say that you're so full of "hate" for pointing the finger.

Can the City Council force the WATER HOGS to pay more?

Maybe it would be a good idea to roam about Pleasanton and film the HOGS
while they waste and post on utube?


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Posted by Gatetree Resident
a resident of Amador Valley High School
on May 15, 2008 at 3:38 pm

Cholo;

In prior water shortages, City Councils in other towns didn't need to "roam aboutand film the hogs." Their neighbors did it for them and not turned the videos over to various agencies -- Water, Councils, and News. Michael Finney was all over that stuff.


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Posted by Gatetree Resident
a resident of Amador Valley High School
on May 15, 2008 at 3:40 pm

Gosh my brain is fried today. Let me try that again!

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Cholo;

In prior water shortages, City Councils in other towns didn't need to "roam about and film the hogs." Their neighbors did it for them and turned the videos over to various agencies -- Water, Councils, and News. Michael Finney was all over that stuff.


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Posted by Jerry
a resident of Oak Hill
on May 16, 2008 at 12:53 am

In a TV30 interview our good Mayor said the City Council was considering a 3 tier rate for water in Pleasanton.


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Posted by Gatetree Resident
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 16, 2008 at 4:36 am

In a TV30 interview our good Mayor said the City Council was considering a 3 tier rate for water in Pleasanton.
Posted by Jerry
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Now that sounds reasonable. Those who use less should pay less. It's called passing the cost onto the cost causer.


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Posted by Stacey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on May 16, 2008 at 7:30 am

That sounds good, but I'm wondering what sorts of penalties would exist for those that continue to waste water (because they can afford the higher fees) in times of drought (mandatory rationing). Did anyone here see that news last year regarding the water shortage facing Atlanta and the wealthy owner of a large mansion who used about 10,000 gallons a day? And the owner lived there alone!


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Posted by Stacey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on May 16, 2008 at 7:37 am

Here's the story on that Atlanta water hog: Web Link

Web Link

The best part, the guy claims he didn't know he was using so much water...


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Posted by Gatetree Resident
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 16, 2008 at 12:57 pm

Stacey;

That guy in Atlanta should have had his service turned off. There's a penalty for you!


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Posted by Well
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 16, 2008 at 1:31 pm

If you don't want to save water then don't and if you do want to save water than do it. Pleasanton sucks anyways we're all a bunch of yuppie scummers anyways...


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Posted by Drexl
a resident of Ironwood
on May 16, 2008 at 11:06 pm

Well- you are not nice..maybe you should just leave to another town?

my water use, family of 4; 168gallons a day; 80 indoor(have watersoftener tells me 7 day/daily avg); 88 for outside; bill i just got was tier 1 with 14 units paid $21.7 what's yours?


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