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Menlo Park plans for tighter water restrictions

Original post made on Aug 4, 2014

With more than half of California experiencing "extreme drought," Menlo Park's greenery will look thirstier than ever starting Sept. 1, once the state gives the expected final approval to mandated water restrictions.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, August 4, 2014, 8:42 AM

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Posted by Enough
a resident of Menlo Park: Linfield Oaks
on Aug 4, 2014 at 10:03 am

So we are (again) being asked to conserve water (because there is not enough of it). And we will be punished if we use our water in ways not compliant with the coming restrictions. Yet certain entities are pushing to cram more and more development into Menlo Park. How on earth is that going to work? Here's an idea: All new buildings will not be allowed to flush any toilets nor run water in sinks to wash hands. Oh, and absolutely no drinking of any water in the new buildings. For every new High Density development that gets added to the land in Menlo Park, there is more water use. Can't wait to see the crazy rationalizations that will come from those people advocating for more and more over-development.

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Posted by Menlo Voter
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Aug 4, 2014 at 1:14 pm

Menlo Voter is a registered user.

Here's a better idea. Demand agriculture, who uses 80% of the state's water, be more conservative in how it uses it for irrigation. No more flood irrigation of orchards where thousands of acre feet of water are lost to evaporation. No more growing crops such as rice which again rely on flooded fields which lose water to evaporation. Start requiring farmers to conserve water. I think you will find if these things were implemented we wouldn't be having a water shortage.

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Posted by Elizabeth
a resident of Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park
on Aug 12, 2014 at 8:05 am

Yes, and while we are at it Menlo Park, why not install low-flow toilets in your public facilities? Library, Police station, City Hall, Council Chambers...

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