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PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
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Not fooled by parks and trails

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From page A5 | November 19, 2012 | 2 Comments

EDITOR: The Marble Valley and Lime Rock subdivisions are good examples of the destruction of our rural life style. They propose thousands more homes on the south side of Highway 50 where there is an inadequate water supply, impacted roads and few services. Just think of the resulting traffic jams on Highway 50 with people going to and from jobs in Sacramento.

The combination of Bill Parker and Bob Gallo have billions of dollars available to grease the skids for these developments only to increase their own wealth. Consider the costs of these projects to the rest of the county residents.

They will take our valuable water to supply this grandiose development at a huge increase in water costs to all of us. Our water already costs double what it should because of inadequate planning and less and less water available. Now with a proposed additional drain to the west all of our existing residents will see even highter costs. Huge developments like these should not be allowed in our county especially when built on the backs of our residents, many of whom are senior citizens living on fixed incomes.

Don’t let the parks and trails fool you, this is an environmental disaster.

AL HAMILTON

Placerville

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  • Phil VeerkampNovember 16, 2012 - 2:33 pm

    Thanks, Al - FACT - The water to supply this project will be the MOST EXPENSIVE water produced and delivered by EID. The required water CANNOT be delivered by gravity from the eastern plants. Those transmission lines are already running over capacity in the summertime. The required water will have to be pumped ($$$)from Folsom Lake up to EDH treatment plant (~ 300 vertical ft.) From there it will have to be pumped ($$$) to Oak Ridge – (~170 vertical ft.). From there it will have to be pumped ($$$) to Bass Lake Tanks –(~540 vertical ft.) (Folsom Lake to BLT approximately 1010 vertical feet). The pumping and transmission infrastructure from Oak Ridge to BLT needs to be built. The transmission infrastructure to Parker/Gallo development needs to be built. Do the math. $50,000,000 from the developers might be a starting point.

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  • Phil VeerkampNovember 20, 2012 - 7:57 am

    Greg Prada - FixEID.org, your silence is further indication that you are "the magician's left hand." How much are the developers paying you to look backward and alarm the citizenry about the chickens that have flown the coop rather than alert us to the foxes fix’n to raid the rest.

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