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99 Ranch uses 24,000 gallons of water a day

Original post made by highdiver, Another Pleasanton neighborhood, on Nov 6, 2015

I just read an article of the SF Chronicle website, not sure if all the facts are true. But, they printed it so it must be true, lol.

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Can water legally be cut off for those who use too much water? Or, is having enough money to pay the fine sufficient to continue their practice?

Comments (7)

Posted by Jerry
a resident of Downtown
on Nov 6, 2015 at 6:14 pm

High diver,

You should concern yourself with yourself and your own actions.


Posted by Sam
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 6, 2015 at 6:22 pm

Ranch is grocery plus live seafood with tanks, dim sum, restaurant. Wonder how their water use compares with other purveyors of live seafood?

A comparison with Safeway isn't valid...their businesses are too different. I think Safeway might have one lobster tank.

But the story is clearly selling more newspapers.


Posted by conserve
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 6, 2015 at 8:19 pm

There are Ranch 99's all over the Bay Area and none have ever been singled out before . Yes, it would have been nice to compare directly with other Ranch 99's but something is definitely going on with this store for the SF Chronicle to run this story. The article mentions businesses and homes in Pleasanton, Dublin, San Ramon. I know there is a Ranch 99 in Dublin which is not on this list of high water users and not mentioned in the article....probably because they are not high water users. Sorry but 1K gallons an hour?? ridiculous.


Posted by kbenson
a resident of Bordeaux Estates
on Nov 7, 2015 at 11:26 am

Read this story yesterday.

24k gal per day seems to be a bit too much. I can see if ranch99 dumps/refills tanks daily, but I seriously doubt that is happening.

Also the article goes on to tag a few other companies

couple apartment complexes and a retirement home.

I assume individual water meters are not active @ the apartment complex? And with retirement homes, they need to keep lawns green to attract new residents.


Posted by pleasanton was nice forty years ago
a resident of Castlewood
on Nov 7, 2015 at 11:42 am

no excuse for this kinda of water use abuse. Live lobsters and dim sum. Time to change your business model 99 ranch their simply is not enough water. Maybe its time to go out of business so i can shower once a day. Clearly this business is wastfull or selfish or both. Then again fits right into the modern pleasanton.


Posted by Jonathan
a resident of Bonde Ranch
on Nov 7, 2015 at 9:56 pm

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Posted by sknywench
a resident of Amador Valley High School
on Nov 9, 2015 at 2:27 pm

sknywench is a registered user.

HOW EMBARRASSING that the SF Chronicle identified a Pleasanton City Councilwomen as a water hog using three times what a typical family uses. I am not buying the excuse of a leaky pipe. How do you NOT know you are over-using when your large estate lot is green after months and months of drought.

Do as I say, not as I do. . . .?


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