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Polluting pristine water is not a smart idea

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Posted: Tuesday, July 23, 2013 12:00 am

San Joaquin County has a groundwater ordinance that precludes the export of water out of this county.

Water is liquid gold and being mined as we speak — notice the word “mine” within the term mined.

Just like with money, there are some who want all they can store and control, and water is a commodity much the same, except we can’t print more water when we need it. The term “banking” throws up many red flags because where there’re banks, there are bankers, fees, service charges, deposits and withdraws.

“Storage” is a more palatable term, but banks and stores don’t differ much, and pilferage is always a problem. My wise old dad used to quip, “Like electricity, water and money take the path of least resistance.”

Our aquifer is the eastern corner of the Northern San Joaquin Groundwater Basin, and it is under siege. It’s threatened by the Twin Tunnel Peripheral Canal Project, which would reduce the natural river systems’ flush by taking most of the Sacramento River’s water that holds back the Bay Delta saline tide, which is quickly migrating and intruding easterly toward our pristine aquifer.

Now we must factor into this equation the water banking threat, because if water banking is like money banking, we certainly don’t want another bankrupt bank with empty-handed depositors needing a bailout from the very money launderers who stole the money in the first place.

Understand that this pilot “demonstration project” is indeed “the project” in this, our project-driven economy, and it seeks to inject and co-mingle Mokelumne River water into our groundwater basin. The natural percolation and recharge process of surface water matriculating into the aquifer utilizes the ground as its multi-layered filter; when we bypass this natural filtration process by directly injecting raw, untreated surface water into our aquifer, we co-mingle polluted water with pristine and we risk the ruination of our most valuable and irreplaceable water resource.

Dilution is not the solution for pollution.

William Van Amber Fields

Morada

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