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Zone 7 urges everyone to keep conserving water use

More rain, mountain snow needed to ease drought, agency says

Despite all that rain in December, serious drought conditions persist and Zone 7 urges everyone in its service area to continue to conserve.

The agency supplies water to Pleasanton, Livermore, Dublin and Dougherty Valley.

Last week, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) announced it was increasing State Water Project allocations to Zone 7 and other water contractors, from the initial 10%, up to 15%.

However, if the allocation stands for 2015, it will still be among the lowest in DWR's history. The final allocation for 2014 was a record-setting low of 5%.

It will take sustained levels of significant snow and rain to ease the drought, now in its fourth year, an agency spokesman said.

Zone 7 enters 2015 with banked out-of-Valley and local groundwater supplies and continues to work on many fronts to bolster its short- and long-term water-supply reliability. But resources are limited and continued conservation among businesses and residents in Pleasanton, Livermore, Dublin and Dougherty Valley remains critical.

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3 people like this
Posted by Timothy T
a resident of Downtown
on Jan 24, 2015 at 8:35 am

Luckily, the City of Pleasanton cares deeply about this drought and has penalties in place for abusers.

Oh...wait....


2 people like this
Posted by Eric S
a resident of another community
on Jan 25, 2015 at 2:04 pm

How can there be a drought condition when the city just approved hundreds of high density apartments?


1 person likes this
Posted by BobB
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 25, 2015 at 5:36 pm

@Eric,

The apartments are just regular apartments, not "high density", and the drought isn't relevant.


5 people like this
Posted by drought, what drought
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Jan 26, 2015 at 2:55 pm

Zone 7 may be concerned; but the Pleasanton leaders appear to believe the drought no longer presents a problem; water away and fear no penality.


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Posted by Ed
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Jan 27, 2015 at 8:58 am

I think the Water Dept is just tired of all the complaint calls they've been getting so they decided to drop the penalties.


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Posted by Swimmer 75
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 27, 2015 at 10:40 am

PTOWNER'S - Keep conserving as this January is the dryest January on RECORD! Even Roberta Gonzalez from Channel 5 NEWS seemed worried yesterday when she did her Weather Report!!!


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Posted by Ed
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Jan 27, 2015 at 12:10 pm

Agreed, the things we did to cut back have become habits now so no reason to change.
My only hope is that we don't get another requirement to cut back 10% or 25% from where we are now.


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