The reconstruction of the Green Valley interchange for Interstates 80 and 680 and Highway 12 is beginning. This project will require vast amounts of water for dust control.
I recently saw several construction water trucks connecting to local fire hydrants, which use treated potable water, to fill up. I have also noticed water meters on several other fire hydrants, indicating that they too are being used to fill the construction trucks.
Instead of using treated potable water for dust control for construction projects, the water should be obtained from a source of recycled treated water such as the sewage treatment plant on Chadbourne Road. Let’s reuse a valuable resource such as water to its fullest extent.
Arthur A. Lawrence