Sound off for April 20, 2014
Last week, we asked whether readers liked the idea of Solano County selling some of its water from Lake Berryessa to Napa County.
Here are some responses from our website:
- If we are in a drought, like all of the so-called experts say we are, why would we sell any of our water? I know the powers that be would shaft the little people out of watering their lawns so they can pay for their so-called training trips.
- Drought and water shortage are different things. Solano County has stored water in Lake Berryessa that helps us weather droughts better than most. So we do have the ability to sell water on a temporary basis to Napa. Napa and Solano are partners on our other imported water project, the North Bay Aqueduct, and that relationship is a factor in deciding to sell water. Another factor is to establish a market value of the water just in case anyone else has designs on our supply.
- Sell some water at such a high price that Napa goes somewhere else, or if they choose to purchase it, Solano County residents get a decrease with the profits. (Free market at work.)