The battle over the November ballot measure aimed at restoring Hetch Hetchy Valley to its natural state is so charged that a spirited fight has erupted over wording selected by the Department of Elections to describe it to voters.
The war of words occurred at The City’s Ballot Simplification Committee, which is charged with summarizing ballot measures in voter information pamphlets. Read More
Portland, Ore., is dumping 8 million gallons of Mount Hood glacier water down the drain because a 21-year-old man was caught on security camera urinating into a city reservoir. Because Portland’s treated water is stored at five open-air reservoirs in parks, migrating flocks of water birds routinely land there and do their business. Health officials said a healthy person’s urine is sterile, with virtually no risk from such a diluted deposit. Read More
Mayor Gavin Newsom offered a thumbs-up today regarding a plan to build a 200-kilowatt hydroelectric plant at a Portola District reservoir.
The project is the first in San Francisco to generate clean energy from excess, previously untapped water pressure in The City’s water distribution system, the Mayor’s Office said in a release. Read More