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Local agencies react after state bans watering of non-residential, non-functional turf

Original post made on Jun 23, 2022

Tri-Valley water agencies recommend non-residential property owners convert to smarter lawns and low-water landscaping, following the California State Water Resources Control Board's new emergency water conservation regulation.

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Posted by Carol Withers
a resident of Jensen Tract
on Jun 23, 2022 at 9:49 am

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We are in a dire situation with water. Why are our tri-cities still building? Our Governor is forcing low income housing on us. In the valley only expensive track homes are going up.

Posted by BobB
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Jun 23, 2022 at 10:51 am

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@Carol Withers,

More housing would help with lowering prices, not increase them.

Nimbys are blocking projects to increase water supply through desalination, storage, and recycling. The so-called water crisis is off our own making. We have currently available technology to make plenty of water available for all our homes and new housing projects. Both.

Posted by Barbara Costello
a resident of Highland Oaks
on Jun 23, 2022 at 11:45 am

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@BobB - are you delusional? How does adding more homes lower water needs? Desalination plants are needed but the activist environmentalists won't allow those projects. At some point, it needs to be recognized that our power grid is never going to be sustained by wind and solar, and we aren't going to cement our way out of drought by building high-rise condos with no lawns. 30 years of Democratic control in California and the state has been destroyed.

Posted by BobB
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 23, 2022 at 12:05 pm

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@Barbara Costello,

I said it would help with prices, not with water usage. We should start with recycling water because it's practical and easier than desalination.

It isn't environmentalist who are blocking recycling, it's nimby's. There is easily enough water if we do that to build new housing.

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