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Officials break ground on water pipeline today

Original post made on Apr 16, 2009

Construction of a pipeline that could be critical in protecting the Bay Area's water supply after a major earthquake is set to begin at noon today (April 16) in San Mateo County.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, April 16, 2009, 1:17 AM

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Posted by Eric
a resident of another community
on Apr 16, 2009 at 11:22 am

"The tunnel is one of 84 projects in the state's $4.4 billion Water System Improvement Program to help..." I think the "Bay City News Service" didn't understand what they were copying from a press release. They probably meant that the project is funded by Prop. 84, the State proposition that voters approved to fund public works projects. "84" is the funding source used as a name, not the number of projects.

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Posted by Chaz
a resident of another community
on Apr 16, 2009 at 2:59 pm

No, Eric, it's not Prop 84 money. It's money that SF and Peninsula cities are raising through bond sales in order to repair and and upgrade facilities that have been woefully neglected by SF for many years, primarily because SF mayors from Feinstein to Brown and in between diverted water and power revenues to other purposes. Now the rate payers are going to pay the price because the bonds will be paid off with substantially increased rates to all customers of SFPUC's Hetch Hetchy water. And yes there are 84 separate projects involved. If you rely on Hetch Hetchy water you best pray that there's no earthquake before the job is done.

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