Cover, Table of Contents, Acronyms (460 Kb)
Executive Summary (5.1 Mb)
Section 1, Preliminary Wellfield Design (11.6 Mb)
Section 2, Groundwater Modeling of Wellfield Alternatives (12.6 Mb)
Section 3, Conceptual Design of Well Facilities (1.2 Mb)
Section 4, Well Implementation Plan (1.5 Mb)
Section 5, References (80 Kb)
Appendices (2.6 Mb)
This video highlights Zone 7's work with the community in developing the Stream Management Master Plan, a flood-protection program that relies largley on using the future Chain of Lakes, a series of quarried gravel pits, to detain water upstream until storms pass. This allows the arroyos in the Livermore-Amador Valley to be kept in a more natural state due to reduded need for invasive channelization. The plan foster not only cost-effective flood protection, but also provides opportunities to promote healthy habitat for fish and wildlife, improve water quality in local streams and ultimately groundwater, and create recreational opportunities, such as stream corridor trails.
American consumers drink more and more bottled water every year, in part because they think it is somehow safer or better than tap water. But the truth is that, while tap water and bottled water are regulated differently, both are generally safe, healthy choices. However, bottled water costs about 500 times more than tap water, and plastic bottles raise significant environmental issues.
Bottled water is not necessarily any cleaner, or safer, or healthier than tap water. In fact, the federal government requires more rigorous and frequent safety testing and monitoring of municipal drinking water. The Environmental Protection Agency strictly regulates all public water under the Safe Drinking Water Act, while the Food and Drug Administration oversees the bottled water industry with less stringent regulations. In many cases, bottled water is actually filtered tap water.
All of the water that Zone 7 delivers to its retailers in Pleasanton, Livermore, Dublin and Dougherty Valley meets regulatory standards for drinking and, in almost all cases, the quality is much better than required. Meanwhile, we are taking several measures to improve the taste and aesthetics of our water. There are also things you can do, including cooling off tap water in the refrigerator, adding lemon to your tap water, and purchasing a low-cost carbon filter.
Also consider the environmental impacts of bottled water: