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With recycled water deal signed, attention shifts to contentious Baylands site

Original post made on Dec 26, 2019

A landmark agreement between Palo Alto, Mountain View and Valley Water for expanding recycling water in the county is bringing attention to a site that has polarized local environmentalists.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, December 26, 2019, 10:50 AM

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Posted by Pat on the Stevens Creek Trail
a resident of Waverly Park
on Dec 26, 2019 at 4:03 pm

Pat on the Stevens Creek Trail is a registered user.

I was very pleased to attend the signing ceremony. Advanced treatment of our wastewater is a great way to produce recycled water that is drought resistant. It will also allow the recycled water to be much better quality than our current recycled supply. Congratulations to all who worked on this. I certainly hope our neighbors in Palo Alto will allow the Measure E site to be used.

Posted by MV council watcher
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Dec 31, 2019 at 11:33 am

Thank you former councilwoman! (guess) This is the type of civic project that informed local legislators both support and help negotiate to get done. - Plural possessive of cities, I don't think is "city's" -

Posted by Palo Altan
a resident of another community
on Jan 1, 2020 at 3:08 pm

I’m not thrilled. Years of construction at the Palo Alto Baylands, huge trucks. Then, apparently, our dear city leaders are planning to perhaps switch us from our clear, fresh Hetch Hetchy water supply to this processed water source. Wake up, Palo Altans.

Posted by Steven Nelson
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Jan 2, 2020 at 1:40 pm

Steven Nelson is a registered user.

stay asleep Palo Altans - or at least "Ho HUM"! The real news is "purple pipes" are used in PA for golf course irrigation water and in MV for golf course and traffic median watering (Redwood trees for instance do not 'like' higher salinity irrigation water.)

I would not like to return to 'the good OLD days' of privies! No thrill there!

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