Re: “Growing Pains”: I am a rural resident in the Pajaro Valley and am very concerned about decisions being made by the Pajaro Valley Water “Sustainability” Agency that negatively impact rural residents who are on a private well or on a small water system. “Sustainability” criteria is being defined as a groundwater level that goes below the roughly 2015 level, which was at the end of a four-year drought, and then continues below for an additional four years. This would be equal to an eight-year drought. How is that a “sustainable” groundwater level for rural residents who live in the areas and hills upland from the agricultural areas? A few of us are trying to push back, but we need other rural residents to help get the “sustainability” criteria re-defined to a level which protects us … not hang us out to dry. To find out more about how you can help, please send an email to [email protected] as soon as you can, before the final decisions are made. Don’t let the proposed “Sustainability plan” negatively affect your water future.
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