Dear Friends of Restore the Delta,
The Zone 7 Water Agency is scheduled to vote to support the Delta tunnels project at a public meeting on March 16, 2016. The vote centers around continued financial support. They need to hear from area residents like you on your opposition to the Delta tunnels.
Zone 7 sells treated water primarily to four retail water agencies – the California Water Service Company, the cities of Livermore and Pleasanton, and the Dublin San Ramon Services District. Not only will the project result in higher water rates for residents being served by these water districts, but as a State Water Project contractor it is likely that they will also use parcel/property taxes to pay for the project, even though you will not receive any additional water.
In addition, Zone 7 Water Agency's calculations are based on a 40% contribution from the Westlands Water District to the project's total costs. However, Westlands officials have recently stated in public meetings and to the press that they are not moving forward with any further financial contributions. In addition, they are in hot water with the SEC for “Enron” style accounting. That means that smaller water agencies, like Zone 7, will have to come up with the additional funding.
What: Zone 7 Water Agency Board Meeting, Citizens Forum (will occur at the beginning of the meeting)
Date: Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Location: 100 N. Canyons Parkway, Livermore
Time: 7:00 pm
And/or email comments to: [email protected]
Here is a statement for you to use as a template, or to send to them as an email. Thank you, Barbara, Restore the Delta
Dear Zone 7 Water Agency Board Members,
Instead of spending more money on planning and supporting the Delta tunnels, which will not meet standards under the Clean Water Act or the Endangered Species Act for protection of the Delta, it would be much more cost-effective for Zone 7 Water Agency to continue to pursue the good conservation measures that are currently at work, and to draw available water from the Delta during wet periods.
As a water rate payer and property tax payer, I do not want to pay money for a project that will not create additional water supply. I do not want to pay money for a project so that Zone 7 Water Agency moves into the water resale business. In addition, seeing that Westlands Water District officials are facing an SEC fine for “Enron” style accounting and are saying in public meetings and to the press that they are not contributing their 40% share to the total cost of the project, Zone 7 will be on the hook for significantly more money as the years go by. And for what? To help State Water Project contractors in the Southern part of the state?
As part of the Bay-Delta region, it makes more sense for Zone 7 Water Agency to align itself with other Bay-Delta communities to protect the long term health of the SF Bay-Delta estuary. The Department of Water Resources' own modeling and climate change modeling by independent scientists shows us that there is going to be less and less water available from the Delta watershed.
How can Zone 7 invest in what will ultimately become a stranded asset? Please VOTE NO against CA WaterFix/Delta Tunnels.
Dear Zone 7,
I am against the Delta tunnels. Our water is already too expensive. Lets just keep conserving! No on the tunnels!
Please vote against the tunnels. Our water bill is already more than we can afford!!!
DEar Folks of Zone #7,
Please put your efforts into conservation, then supply water to “others” ONLY during wet periods or WET YEARS!! We need our aquafere’s replenished first. Be sure to remain within the limits of THE CLEAN WATER ACT! We will be watching.
Sincerely, a local citizen for years Ria/Maria de Groot
Destructive pipelines running water under The Delta will not make more water magically appear, it is still stealing from The Delta which will then disappear in a foolish mess. UNNECESSARY and too expensive when water can be responsibly harvested as available, from where it IS not from where it is not. The tunnels are not about more water for anybody, but control of who gets it at what cost? Please vote NO on The Delta tunnels
Stop the stupidity of building these tunnels! We don’t need another Mono Lake so that everyone in SoCal can have a pool in their backyard or so that they can continue to build homes which are not sustainable!
Then why the hell are they still building all these new homes up and down California? If we are in such a drought, why isn’t there a moratorium established on the building of these match box track homes? Stupid, stupid, stupid. That is who runs our state and our country. Stupid people who get kick backs….
Then why the hell are they still building all these new homes up and down California? If we are in such a drought, why isn’t there a moratorium established on the building of these match box track homes? Stupid, stupid, stupid. That is who runs our state and our country. Stupid people who get kick backs….just like Brown and these tunnels to feed the lawns of the rich…
We must not allow southern Cal. to deprive us of our water in the Delta. I’m with those who believe we are allowing too much development. We need to save and protect our farm lands and the water that is necessary to keep them healthy. Allowing refugees and aliens into Ca. will definitely worsen the water problems. We must take care of our own residents!
Zone 7, Zone 34, i don’t care who, forget about these tunnels, again no tunnels.. Leave the water alone! Leave it to the people, the city and animals that use it. What the water needs to be is cleaned, instead of drying out in decaying constructed tunnels..
Stop the water tunnels
I am against the Delta Tunnels, we the people must be heard.