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Diablo Canyon desalinated water distribution is dangerous

Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant

OPINION By BRAD SNOOK Since Adam Hill has been a San Luis Obispo County supervisor, roughly 7 billion gallons of usable water has been discharged to the ocean from the Five Cities area. Yet, instead of promoting emergency measures to... (Continue reading)

‘Because I can,’ Nipomo GM says as he resigns

Michael LeBrun

Nipomo Community Services District General Manager Michael LeBrun has announced he is resigning, a CSD press release states. LeBrun plans to retire by early 2016. Separately from the press release, LeBrun sent an email to media explaining his decision. “Why... (Continue reading)

Water district opposition growing, may sink plan

David Church

By DANIEL BLACKBURN A county commission pushed forward a proposal to form a Paso Robles water regulatory district Thursday while its top executive deflected assertions that more than a thousand letters of opposition have been kept from public view. The... (Continue reading)

Cambria is running out of time and money

Cambria Pond

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The Cambria Community Services District has just two and a half months before it will begin operating in the red, according to the district’s latest projections. Cambria is currently strapped for cash as it tries to get... (Continue reading)

Don’t sacrifice county farmers in water crisis

Debbie Peterson

OPINION By DEBBIE PETERSON San Luis Obispo County’s billion-dollar agricultural industry – which encompasses everything from strawberries to beef cattle – vies for first place with tourism as the top economic engine of our county. More importantly, it provides our... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles property owners win water rights battle

Supervisor Bruce Gibson is an advocate for lessening the public's water rights.

By KAREN VELIE A group of Paso Robles property owners won a major court battle in their war against several water purveyors who contend they have notoriously taken water from the Paso Robles Basin for at least five years and now... (Continue reading)

Erin Brokovich denounces Nipomo water additive

Erin Brockovich

Environmental activist Erin Brokovich spoke out on Facebook last week against the Nipomo Community Services District’s plan to switch from chlorine to chloramine to disinfect water. As of Tuesday, the district will begin using chloramine to disinfect water arriving in... (Continue reading)

Cambria’s unethical waste of water

Julie Tacker

OPINION BY JULIE TACKER The Cambrian recently reported that the Cambria Community Services District has eased their rule on outdoor irrigation. Though the district claims the that relaxing the ban will help with fire suppression, it earlier stated it was... (Continue reading)

South County likely to get Diablo desal water

Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant

The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors gave unanimous support Tuesday to a plan to pipe desalinated water from Diablo Canyon to South County homes. The board directed county staff to begin planning the construction of a seven-mile pipeline... (Continue reading)

County to further study desal pipeline

desal plant opportunties

By John Lindt, publisher of Sierra2theSea San Luis Obispo County supervisors are expected to approve a staff plan to further study connecting the existing desalination plant at Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant to Los Osos as well as Lopez Lake... (Continue reading)

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