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Around the Valley: Will Pleasanton council be fiscally responsible and prioritize reliable water supply?

Original post made on May 11, 2023

Rome is burning. If the Pleasanton City Council majority of Mayor Karla Brown and Councilmembers Valerie Arkin, Jeff Nibert and Julie Testa have their way, we might not have the people or the water pressure to put out the fire...

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, May 11, 2023, 6:51 AM

Comments (5)

Posted by MsVic
a resident of Mission Park
on May 11, 2023 at 12:01 pm

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The article by Gina is factual. Our City Council should be 100% focused on the City’s residents having clean drinking water. Prioritizing water over all other “pet projects” should be critical in our councils thought processes, but unfortunately it’s not. This is shameful Mayor Brown and City Council members Testa, Arkin and Niebert. Instead of critical independent thought leaders we have simple followers. What a shame!

Posted by Michael Austin
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on May 11, 2023 at 12:13 pm

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"The pen is mightier than the sword".
...Edward Bulwet-Lytton 1839

Posted by Michael Austin
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on May 12, 2023 at 1:02 pm

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Ginas point regarding water pressure and firefighting is on target. Today, I used my morning hours, drive people to doctor appointments.

In doing so, I took notice of the weeds everywhere there is not a structure, along Foothill Road, Bernal from the bridge to 680, Valley Avenue from Bernal after the round outs on Valley over to Sunol. along Sunol to freeway.

Weeds are five feet high. They are drying out. this weekend temperatures will be 90's. All it takes is a spark. In the mix, a lumber yard, a senior assisted living facility, much more.

Posted by FrankB
a resident of Vintage Hills
on May 21, 2023 at 10:07 am

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Well written piece about an important issue that all Pleasanton residents should understand. This article focused on the current situation, however, the city council should also be preparing now for the increased water demand created by the city's Housing Element.

Posted by Michael Austin
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Jun 4, 2023 at 12:25 pm

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How About Egg Whites to Remove PFAS Chemicals from Pleasanton Drinking Water?

Researchers at Princeton engineering have found a way to turn our breakfast food into a new material that can clearly remove microplastics from our oceans.

Scientists have invented a wild way to remove plastic pollution from oceans with egg whites; '98% and 99% efficiency, respectively.' Egg whites are more complicated than they may seem and can be transformed into interconnected strands of carbon filters and sheets of graphene.

Graphene, an ultra-thin compound that can ultimately be turned into graphite. Using regular store-bought egg whites, the team at Princeton created an aerogel, which is a lightweight material that can be used for water filtration, energy storage, and thermal insulation.

To accomplish this transformation, researchers freeze-dried the proteins in egg whites, then heated them to 900 Celsius (above 1,600 Fahrenheit) in an environment without oxygen. The resulting egg white material is inexpensive to produce, energy efficient, and highly effective.

"Activated carbon is one of the cheapest materials used for water purification. We compared our results with activated carbon, and it was much better."

See paper published in 'Materials Today',

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