Marin Voice: 'Clunkers' and obesity linked

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AMERICANS don't like being told what to do. Nor do we much appreciate moralizing or taxes.
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Fedup Citizen

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Aug 18, 2009
 
Who will operate the facility? Novato Veolia? Novato Sanitary- camel's nose in the tent. Desal - head and shoulders inside. Wake up Marin.
Diane Livia

San Mateo, CA

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Aug 18, 2009
 
I'm very disappointed in the League of Women Voters on this issue. More supply is not the answer. There is only one answer, and that is conservation.

As for desal, so far Marin's plan for the toxic effluent is to dump it in the Bay. And I believe the method of extracting the water from the Bay will cause massive entrainment of most of the living organisms. Completely unacceptable to everyone else around the Bay, and across the State.

Marin, get with it. You have the best general plan in CA, probably the country. Don't sell out your excellent environmental past at this juncture.

Double plumb all new construction with grey water and create incentives to upgrade exsiting structures, quit watering lawns and other wet landscaping, fine your egregious water users, and you'll have plenty of water.
Diane Livia

San Mateo, CA

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Aug 18, 2009
 
MIJ is posting these comments to the wrong article. The correct article is "Desalination part of the problem."
Water watcher

Corte Madera, CA

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Aug 18, 2009
 
Umm, Diane... you have a desalination facility over in Hayward that produces a large part of the water for your water district. In addition, you have access to Delta water and Hetch Hetchy water, which Marin does not. The brine from your plant goes into the Bay, with no detrimental impacts. So, it strikes me as a bit disingenuous for you to complain about Marin trying to secure a reliable supply. This is particularly true in light of the fact that far more water is used for irrigation of lawns in your district than is used in Marin. And Marin has many more buildings with double-plumbing that does your water district.
Concerned Citizen

Corte Madera, CA

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Aug 18, 2009
 
Water watcher is disingenuous. The Hayward facility is for brackish groundwater - not surface water from the bay as proposed for Marin. The Hayward facility is for only 10% of supply. A 15 MGD facility for Marin would be more than a 50% increase in supply, when none is actually needed. The energy use would be much higher for Marin and the brine saltier.

Marin has plenty of low cost, environmentally friendly options for improving supply reliability. Desal is being sold under false pretenses. If desal is so badly needed for Marin, why does MMWD have to cook the figures to attempt to prove it? The public should be outraged at the blatant misinformation provided by MMWD.

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