Lodinews.com

default avatar
Welcome to the site! Login or Signup below.
|
||
Logout|My Dashboard

Polluting pristine water is not a smart idea

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

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

Rules of Conduct

  • 1 Use your real name. You must register with your full first and last name before you can comment. (And don’t pretend you’re someone else.)
  • 2 Keep it clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually oriented language.
  • 3 Don’t threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
  • 4 Be truthful. Don't lie about anyone or anything. Don't post unsubstantiated allegations, rumors or gossip that could harm the reputation of a person, company or organization.
  • 5 Be nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
  • 6 Stay on topic. Make sure your comments are about the story. Don’t insult each other.
  • 7 Tell us if the discussion is getting out of hand. Use the ‘Report’ link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
  • 8 Share what you know, and ask about what you don't.
  • 9 Don’t be a troll.
  • 10 Don’t reveal personal information about other commenters. You may reveal your own personal information, but we advise you not to do so.
  • 11 We reserve the right, at our discretion, to monitor, delete or choose not to post any comment. This may include removing or monitoring posts that we believe violate the spirit or letter of these rules, or that we otherwise determine at our discretion needs to be monitored, not posted, or deleted.

Welcome to the discussion.

Recent Comments

Posted 3 hours ago by Jien Kaur.

article: Letter: U.S. suffers from total lack of…

Yes I am not an idiot I know you said I was but I said NO police approach a vehicle in California on the driver side. That is how they get…

More...

Posted 3 hours ago by Jien Kaur.

article: Letter: U.S. suffers from total lack of…

Mr Ed thank you for again calling names as you call me an IDIOT in your 2:42PM post from Sunday and thank you to the moderator for your dil…

More...

Posted 3 hours ago by Jien Kaur.

article: Letter: U.S. suffers from total lack of…

This is the result of a child being murdered by a cop who was fired from another police department for have mental problems and Cleveland p…

More...

Posted 3 hours ago by Steve Schmidt.

article: Letter: U.S. suffers from total lack of…

It is painful for me to see what was once a bright mind descend down the dark path towards becoming Brian Dockter.

More...

Posted 3 hours ago by Steve Schmidt.

article: Letter: U.S. suffers from total lack of…

One of the most distressing local outcomes ofthis whole nightmare must be that it apparently got Kevin hooked on Fox News. I, for one, wi…

More...

Video

Popular Stories

Poll

Loading…

Your News

News for the community, by the community.

Mailing List

Subscribe to a mailing list to have daily news sent directly to your inbox.

  • Breaking News

    Would you like to receive breaking news alerts? Sign up now!

  • News Updates

    Would you like to receive our daily news headlines? Sign up now!

  • Sports Updates

    Would you like to receive our daily sports headlines? Sign up now!

Manage Your Lists