Zone 7 cannot provide the volume of water to Pleasanton that is necessary to fulfil the usage required by consumers. The usage to enjoy a ten minute shower, wash our car in the driveway, maintain green lawns, etc.
So, how is Pleasanton going to continue development, while providing water to Pleasanton residents for their homes and every day use.
The answer is desalination.
Pleasanton can partner with other east bay communities, Castro Valley, Hayward, San Leandro, Fremont, Livermore, Dublin and others. Partner with these other east bay communities to build a desalination plant.
A desalination test project in San Diego produced 300,000 gallons of drinking water each day. The project cost ten million dollars and was built on one acre of land.
By partnering with other east bay communities, a desalination plant can be built for a cost of five billion dollars. Five billion dollars to build a desalination plant that will provide 50% of all drinking water usage requirements to each community that is partnered in.
Countries in the Middle East exist on desalinated water, and have for years. There is no reason Pleasanton cannot follow suit. Wind generators can be installed to provide the electricity to power the desalination plant.
With all the east bay communities partnered in, we can get our congressional delegation to provide the five billion from the federal government. Five billion is peanuts to the feds.