Wells may run dry this year in Mendocino town — district board likely to declare stage 4 water shortage in May (Water Security Series)

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  1. This is ridiculous. The Ground Water Management (GWM) program as put in place by the Mendocino City Community Services District (MCCSD) is completely ineffective. The GWM program has been in place for many years and the problems are exactly the same as they were all those years ago. It simply does not work.
    Mr. O’Brian’s statement that the only water available for the community is rain water is also not true. There is adequate water supply for the community in several places IF the ‘community’ wants to have a municipal system. Next time you go the Brickery for a smash burger, notice how green it is over there ALL year long.
    The MCCSD is entrenched in keeping an ineffective and costly water ‘management’ program in place and oddly refuses to move off of that money grabbing scheme.
    There are those of us within the community that are forming a group to SOLVE this water problem for the good of the entire community. With or without the MCCSD help. We want to solve this and make things right.
    Add to that the legal goo that the MCCSD has dug the community into. They lost the first case against them to Steve Gomes and another is now heading into court.
    For what should be obvious reasons, continuing down this ineffective path is NOT the way forward for the community.
    As far as water sources go, there is actually plenty. It’s all about the specific location. I know many wells are dry. I also know many that never run dry. The community would be able to supply and provide adequate water for all if we pursue that solution earnestly and with objectivity and reason.
    I’m sorry to have to disagree with Mr. O’Brian and the MCCSD on this one. However, they really need to take a step back and admit that the course they are on is not doing any good whatsoever and is actually going down the wrong path.
    Thank you.

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