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Pleasanton council approves water rate hikes for PFAS treatment funding plan

Original post made on Sep 9, 2021

Pleasanton water ratepayers can expect a bigger water bill in the future after the Pleasanton City Council unanimously approved a funding plan for final design of the city's PFAS treatment and wells rehabilitation project on Tuesday.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, September 8, 2021, 12:17 PM

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Posted by George Withers
a resident of Jensen Tract
on Sep 9, 2021 at 10:07 am

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Have you ever seen a Rate Hike not approved in this State?


Posted by Rich Buckley
a resident of Livermore
on Sep 9, 2021 at 10:43 am

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WATER AND ENERGY

There are so many factions in Energy Production and Water.

The trend in water is to control top down through regulation and privatize all supply sources. Now here's the catch, I personally would rather have a municipal system serving me clean water over digging my own well --- up to a point.

My preference for convenience is somewhat in conflict with water’s nature. But I will adapt as changes become apparent.

PERCOLATED WATER - IS WATER'S NATURE

Furthermore, water has different energy levels depending on how it reaches your body. The best water for the healthiest life giving energies, the holy grail of water, is high terrain rainwater that has flowed, trickled, percolated, through the ground, through the marshes, grasses, and small streams, before you drink it fresh from the stream.

BUT BIG SCIENCE IS NEEDED FOR URBAN AREAS

My sense is we need to bring in big science to use Small Modular Reactors (SMR's) built with the walkaway-safe Thorium Salt fuel, to help balance water back into the holy grail for maximum water health and nutrition. The big science, Walkaway Safe, Molten Salt, Small Modular Reactors (SMR's), reactors with recyclable Thorium for reuse, seems to be a good vehicle for our US Energy grid (and globally as well) offering energy producers enough energy to provide (1) regional Desalination Plants to augment our water systems and (2) drive pumps 24/7/365 to filter and purify local bodies of water and polluted areas (3) Feed into the electric power grid for commercial uses supplementing existing energy sources.

DOING THE RIGHT THING

(1) LAND CONSERVATION
Furthermore SMR’s are scalable from 1.5 - up to 750 + Megawatts and can be done on modest size land portions under 100 acres!

Industrial Solar requires an order of magnitude of 1000 times more precious land.

(2) STOP GEOENGINEERING
End Geoengineering and beaming microwave water globally and let the Earth rebalance.


Posted by vp
a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on Sep 9, 2021 at 2:07 pm

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I am curious as to what is the cost (per acre foot) for us to draw on and supplement with this cleaned well water.

Total Cost = $42M project cost + city’s annual operating cost (incl. inflation over 30 years)

This important metric is wholly unclear from the article.

We know how much water we draw annually to supplement Zone7’s supply.

Above should be an easy reporting and calculation (wrt understanding the water cost per acre foot for this project).


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