Zone 7 celebrates new water demineralization plant with open house


Zone 7 Water Agency celebrated the recent opening of its Mocho Groundwater Demineralization Plant with an open house last week, which included tours and tastings.

The plant, located on Stoneridge Drive and Santa Rita Road, will manage salts and minerals in the Livermore-Amador Valley's groundwater basin, improve overall water-supply reliability and help soften some of the water delivered primarily to the western side of its service area.

It cost $35.6 million to plan, design and construct and is funded by water rates,

connection fees on new development and a $740,000 Proposition 50 state grant. It will cost an

estimated $1.5 million to operate it for the nine months planned each year.

A few dozen people showed up to Wednesday's open house, including retailer representatives from the City of Pleasanton, the City of Livermore and Dublin-San Ramon Services District, along with several neighbors of the plant, according to Zone 7 spokeswoman Boni Brewer.

After the tours, Zone 7 officials celebratd with a toast of demineralized water.

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Posted by Stacey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Sep 29, 2009 at 8:05 pm

Stacey is a registered user.

Why do these things get reported after the fact? No wonder only a "few dozen" showed up.

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Posted by Jerry
a resident of Oak Hill
on Sep 29, 2009 at 11:41 pm

Wow!!! Our Mayor is named to a Mayors National Water Quality Board and we see results immediately. Now that's service!!!

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Posted by SteveP
a resident of Parkside
on Sep 30, 2009 at 8:25 am

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Love the sarcasm Jerry! As always, there's no free lunch, we've been (and will be ) paying for this service for years. Hopefully, this will improve our water quality to the point where you can drink it without gagging.

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Posted by Alex
a resident of another community
on Sep 30, 2009 at 8:27 am

Is this why my water pressure has mysteriously dropped and my water is so cloudy lately?

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Posted by !
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 30, 2009 at 8:48 am

Watch our "globalist" Mayor spend the majority of her time on the "water issues" on places like Zimbabwe instead of Pleasanton.

And you thought she was actually going to address local issues? She'll be helping Obama, Pelosi, McNerney et al spreading our local resources out to the world community! Remember, we Americans have an "unfair" imbalance of wealth, according to Obama democrats.

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Posted by Mr. Mr.
a resident of Downtown
on Oct 1, 2009 at 6:16 pm

This is the start of what will soon be a push to recycle our waste water like they tried before. Now they have already spent the money on the start of the system to make our currant water better but how long until they say we have to drink our own... you know!?

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