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News - March 13, 2019

CalWater tanks near Skyline on council agenda

An appeal of the approval for CalWater to install a new 250,000-gallon steel water tank to replace two leaking 60,000-gallon tanks in the Skywood Acres neighborhood near Skyline Boulevard is on the agenda of the Woodside Town Council when it meets Tuesday night, March 12, at 7:30 p.m. in Independence Hall, 2955 Woodside Road.

Two neighbors who live on either side of the CalWater property on Stadler Drive have protested the water company's plans to install the new large tank, which will be used to store emergency water. CalWater says even with the new tank, it will fall short of its emergency requirements and it will need other water storage sites.

The neighbors say the tank is too tall and too big, and that the water company is misusing state laws that give streamlined approvals to projects that address an emergency, such as wildfire danger.

Also on the agenda is a 30 mph speed limit for Runnymede Road and changes to the town's sewer ordinance to more closely align with the county's regulations. One major change would be to allow pumping, rather than using gravity, to move effluent to the primary drain field.

Find the council agenda and reports at

— By Barbara Wood


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