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News - February 7, 2014

Pleasanton declares water emergency due to statewide drought

Council asks public to cut water use by 20%

by Jeb Bing

The Pleasanton City Council declared Stage 1 of water shortage planning at its meeting Tuesday night in response to Gov. Jerry Brown's recent state of emergency proclamation regarding California's drought conditions. (Also see cover story, "Facing Drought," pp. 12-13.)

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Posted by kyle, a resident of Pleasanton Middle School
on Feb 14, 2014 at 8:58 am

how recent is this topic and why what are the levels of the drought system is one considered the worst? or the best?

Posted by Dave, a resident of Parkside
on Feb 14, 2014 at 9:24 am

Yeah, all these things they claim should be volunteered. But it's nothing but a dress rehersal for what is eventually to come. Get ready for black ops, helicopters, and unionized police forces pounding on your doors to take away your guns.

I know one thing. You'll see me today in my front yard giving all my plants and trees a good drink. And then some. I'll not be brow beaten by the liberal nanny state.

Posted by Fed up, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 16, 2014 at 12:33 pm

If Pleasanton is so concerned about their water shortage and declaring a water emergence then perhaps the city of Pleasanton had better get their of their arses and go out there and turn off the sprinklers that were coming on in the rain we had last weekend. fix the sprinklers that come on and flood the street and run into the rain gutter because they are broken?

Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Feb 16, 2014 at 12:37 pm

Water can be recycled: Web Link

If not voluntarily then by executive order from the White House.

i mean it...

Posted by liberalism is a disease, a resident of Birdland
on Feb 17, 2014 at 10:52 am

liberalism is a disease is a registered user.

Under consideration by Zone 7 is using the same tactics the chimmney police are using.
Neighbors turning in neighbors and appointed 'officials' looking for landscape plants and lawns that survive this dry period. Your choice will come down to balancing the cost of the water fines versus losing thousands of dollars in landscaping assets.
No mention of halting or curbing developments that consume what little resources we have, nor the mention of adding resources by building more reservoirs. Apparently, environ-mentalists don't like reservoirs....maybe they don't know how to swim......

Posted by Bryan Moran, a resident of Pleasanton Heights
on Feb 17, 2014 at 3:14 pm

Dear Dave,
Running out of water is not a political opinion. Droughts aren't a point of view. Take yourself seriously, what you say and think is important. Dumping excessive water on your lawn, why? Black Opps and helicopters, really? Thats not very realistic to put it mildly.
Dear Fed up,
Excellent point. I wonder if municipalities could be fined, when things have a cost they are paid attention, if they are free they are treated as such.

There is "Feebate" model to encourage positive change. Charge a fee for things you don't want to have happen (Daves of this world being irresponsible) and then take the money and subsidize behaviour you do want. For example subsidizing drought resistant landscaping, drip systems, or what ever is the biggest bang for the buck.

Posted by Map, a resident of Del Prado
on Feb 19, 2014 at 5:21 pm

Remember don't plan on your water bill going down when you conserve that 20%__ they will always raise the rates to keep that cash cow going. Maybe the water district needs to cut their budget by 20 % also. Good call on turning off those city landscaping sprinklers, lots of wet streets and sidewalks in the early A.M. Throughout the town

Posted by Samuel B., a resident of Heritage Oaks
on Feb 20, 2014 at 1:07 pm

As a TRUE Conservative I know damn well what saving resources and acting on behalf of the environment means to the Ecosystem as a whole.

Don't be a knee jerk "little R", checked pant wearing D-Bag pseudo-conservative Dave. We all will benefit from cutting out a few toilet flushes, shorter showers, switching to drip irrigation and even saving some rinse water from the kitchen sink so that we can maybe have a fruit/vegetable garden, have enough water for the agri-business in this state to flourish and so you can water your precious lawn.

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