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Pleasanton council to review comprehensive water supply alternatives list

Original post made on May 16, 2023

Pleasanton's water supply is back on the City Council agenda with staff presenting an update on the city's water supply alternatives study during Tuesday's public meeting.

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Posted by jart1
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 16, 2023 at 10:55 am

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Why are Legal costs "expected to be more than budgeted."?

Posted by Michael Austin
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on May 17, 2023 at 8:21 am

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Pleasanton Water is Contaminated with Nitrates and PFAS.
Nitrates and PFAS are two different types of contaminates that are found in Pleasanton drinking water.

Several years ago, there was a different regime in the Pleasanton water department. I was able to communicate with them regularly. Today's regime in the water department will not communicate with me, they do not respond to my questions. (Transparency?)

Years ago, when we were on water restrictions, and wasters were fined, the city was flushing water storage vessels due to high levels of Nitrates in the drinking water. That flushed water was directed into nearby arroyos.

The sun will reduce Nitrates in water. However, when water is stored in enclosed vessel, Nitrate levels will increase, requiring flushing.

Nitrates are naturally occurring compounds that are found in soil, water, and air. They can also be found in fertilizers and animal waste. On the other hand, PFAS pre-Poly Fluoroalkyls substances are a group of manmade chemicals.

Whatever resolution this city council arrives at for Pleasanton drinking water, must factor in EPA rule which will take affect 2026.

Posted by keeknlinda
a resident of Vintage Hills
on May 20, 2023 at 2:36 pm

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@jart1 Legal costs are expected to be higher than budgeted because one councilmember is determined to sue the state regarding RHNA numbers. At the same time, the city will be applying for grant monies from the state for assistance in water contaminant mitigation and other project funding.
In some circles, this is known as "biting the hand that feeds you". Coupled with the facts that Pleasanton has consistently been unwilling to comply with housing requirements and not so long ago tried suing the state and lost, resulting in millions of dollars in legal costs and fines, initiating such a suit w; would substantially increase the budget deficit. Doesn't seem fiscally sound to me.

Posted by MsVic
a resident of Mission Park
on May 21, 2023 at 8:32 am

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This council with the exception of Jack Balch is the most fiscally unsound council we have had in decades! Foolish spending on a skate park and century house when we have an enormous water issue! And unfilled PPD positions. The crime prevention task force and our traffic patrol was just disbanded because we don’t have enough police officers! But hey council let’s use the dollars allocated for filling those open police dept positions as part of the money that can be spent as part of the budget. Foolish! Time for a recall!

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