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Letter: Who’s keeping tabs on the water?

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Posted: Tuesday, July 8, 2014 11:51 pm

I would like to address this letter to the Lodi City Council, the Planning Commission, County Supervisors and all who are responsible employees of “we the people” with respect to potential use of our precious water resources.

The two projects of Lower Sacramento Road, plus the Reynolds Ranch area, recently approved or in the works to be developed in the next few years, will be adding close to 1,000 homes to the area. I would like to know what consideration has been given to the fact that each of these homes will probably have two bathrooms and most likely some will have three. I would assume also that most of these homes will have upwards of two adults and two or three children living in them; therefore, I would like to know where the water is going to come from.

You cannot manufacture water, and with the drought upon us we who are already living here are trying to conserve water. It seems to me that the almighty tax revenue to the city is more important than trying to preserve the way of living of those who are currently living in San Joaquin County.

This upsets me to no end, and paving over farmland will only heat up this already hot valley. I am hoping that the developers will be required to plant only native, drought-tolerant plants in the buffer zones that do not require water to keep them alive. Sure the developers will be required to beautify the entrances to each of these three developments, but I would like to know what steps are being taken to take water into consideration.

Who can answer this question for me?

Georgia R. Owens


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