Letters to editor

Use recycled water for projects

By From page A11 | August 14, 2014

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


Letter to the Editor


Discussion | 6 comments

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  • SKAugust 14, 2014 - 7:46 am

    VOTE NO on the upcoming water bond!!!! Not single voter should vote for the water bond being put on the Nov. ballot (See the related story in today's edition) The only water bond that the voters should pass is a water bond that would put desalination plants at least ever 100 miles apart along the coast. They want to build more reservoirs??? Well the biggest one lies off our coast and will NEVER EVER be depleted, called the Pacific Ocean. power them up using what you ask (??), use wave or wind power. For now bring in modular temp units, than building more permanent ones later, and continue to use them, even after the drought ends, so they will not go into disrepair. And those two water tunnels (Moonbeams Peripheral Canal 2.0) that the voters said NO TO 1.0 back in the 80s will not be needed, should NOT BE BUILT. But now all that I said would make too much common sense for any of the M_R_N politicians we have today!!!!!

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  • Rudy MadronichAugust 14, 2014 - 10:31 am

    SK i agree with you on that that is how they get their water on board US Navy ships and it will work along the coast. all up and down the west coast of California and just think about all of the permeant good paying jobs it would create. it would be a win win

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  • SKAugust 14, 2014 - 10:45 am

    Yup. There are already one or maybe even two, under construction or even completed by now, one I believe near San Diego. Heck and I have recently read where Benicia has issues with their water supply. Heck they are right there on the water, should be no problem. They could bring one in now and set it up.

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  • http://www.mercurynews.com/science/ci_25859513/nations-largest-ocean-desalination-plant-goes-up-nearAugust 14, 2014 - 10:48 am

    Big one on the way, but I am sure that TEMP. modular, units could be set up NOW, or in the near future, until more permanent ones could be built.

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  • http://www.redding.com/news/desalination-plants-future-california-coastAugust 14, 2014 - 10:52 am

    Hey Legislators don't just PROPOSE such an idea. Pass a water bond specifically for these and nothing else, and DROUGHT PROOF Calif, NOW!!!!!!

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  • BeeboAugust 14, 2014 - 2:02 pm

    It's a good idea, but most reclaimed and gray water need to be applied sub-surface. Hell, use water from the Bay for this application. A little salt never hurt... well, it might rust equipment slightly faster, but it's better than wasting our precious water.

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