New Year’s Water Prediction

I’d say this is a safe bet. Jane THE PRESS DEMOCRAT: Chris Coursey Jan 3, 2007 Readers wrote Monday’s column, providing predictions for some of the stories we’re likely to see in the coming year. Today, it’s my turn to give my take on what’s coming down the pike in 2007. Before I drift off … Continue reading “New Year’s Water Prediction”

Another View of RW Enforcement of City Ordinance

I helped negotiate the sewer lateral inspection ordinance, and hope to negotiate many more of them. I certainly respect Mary Grace Pawson, and Cathy Hayes, however, the real estate interests have no case and are just trying to delay and throw up a study and weaken the ordinance. They have no reasonable excuses for attempting … Continue reading “Another View of RW Enforcement of City Ordinance”

Water Board’s Scoping Meeting on Streams and Wetlands Protection

Attached is the power point presentation that will be the outlined agenda for the Nov. 30th meeting in Sonoma County. As you know, Districts 1 & 2 have undertaken research to determine if a Basin Plan Amendment would be necessary and if so what it should include to protect water quality in streams and wetlands, … Continue reading “Water Board’s Scoping Meeting on Streams and Wetlands Protection”

The Real Cost of SR’s Discharges

The PD carried articles on wastewater storage pond creation as a remedy to discharge issue – PD nov 15 and today. Is it appropriate to point out that the current ratepayer is carrying a large part of the financial burden for this project (and others – Geysers pipeline, and efforts to evade regulation at a … Continue reading “The Real Cost of SR’s Discharges”

SR Discharges Letter

Below is an important letter from SCWA to Santa Rosa, 10/20/06. Is there a response from Santa Rosa? There are reports that this letter expressing SCWA concerns about water quality and the impacts of Santa Rosa’s wastewater discharges to the Russian River above the intake pumps for our water was withdrawn at the behest of … Continue reading “SR Discharges Letter”

SR’s Water and Wastewater Plans

Water Watchers: I’ve been extremely busy with my faire, which will thankfully be over in ten days, and I’ve neglected to keep you all posted on today’s very important BPU meeting (Thurs. At 1:30 starting in Mayor’s Conference Room and then moving to City Council Chambers). Of course it cannot be a coincidence that the … Continue reading “SR’s Water and Wastewater Plans”

Santa Rosa NPDES Permit Appeal and Letter by RW and CAG

See attached appeal by River Watch and Coast Action Group and letter pasted below to Santa Rosa City Council from Coast Action: Dear City Council Members: The City of Santa Rosa has filed an appeal to their new Wastewater NPDES permit. As stated previously, I think this is a mistake as the permit was quite … Continue reading “Santa Rosa NPDES Permit Appeal and Letter by RW and CAG”

Santa Rosa Water and Population

Daisy Pistey-Lyhne – Greenbelt Alliance wrote: Thought you all might be interested in reading about a recent meeting between Concerned Citizens for Santa Rosa, and Dick Dowd of the Board of Public Utilities. He mentioned some info given to him by Brenda Adelman. From: Anne Seeley, Concerned Citizens for Santa Rosa Our guest today was … Continue reading “Santa Rosa Water and Population”