Box 1495, Carmel, CA 93921 Info(at)1hope.org
Water District Board Thursday, May 2, 2002
Re: Pebble Beach Company (PBC) Water Scheme
Because of Sunday's editorial on this subject we would like to clear a few things up.
FICTITIOUS WATER RIGHTS
The Pebble Beach Company 360 acre foot Water "Entitlement" was created from thin air.
There is no dispute that all water rights must be adjudicated by the State Water Board and that the PBC-Water District Water "Entitlement" was never adjudicated.
This means the Water District gave away water rights to PBC that it didn't own.
PBC must recognize they do not own valid rights to 360 acre feet of water.
TREAT ALL RECYCLED WATER OR JUST GREENS?
Why should peninsula residents have to build and pay for a $21 million dollar treatment plant so the golf course greens can glow even greener? Especially when two thirds of the recycled water doesn't need extra treatment.
That's Pebble Beach Company's responsibility.
Pebble Beach Company has two alternative options:
What water conservation methods are all PBC's golf courses using?
Why do responsible Peninsula resident have to suffer through droughts and rationing while Pebble Beach Company wastes huge amounts of water every day and don't lift a finger to help us? (well perhaps they are raising one finger...)
David Dilworth, Acting Secretary