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October 20, 1991
To solicit comment about water concerns from residents throughout the San Gabriel Basin, the board of the Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District has scheduled a community meeting on Wednesday in Temple City. "We're seeking a consensus on what consumers in the Upper San Gabriel Valley service area want," said board president Anthony R. Fellow.
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July 28, 1994 | TALLY GOLDSTEIN, Times Staff Writer
Julie Vitale expressed a common reaction to the thought of her favorite beer being made with treated sewage water. Cocking her head in disbelief, she said, "That's disgusting!" When it comes to advertising slogans, there's little doubt that "made with sewage that has undergone tertiary reclamation" doesn't have quite the same ring as "Rocky Mountain spring water" or "artesian wells." And that, some claim, is why the Miller Brewing Co.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 31, 1993
Congratulations to The Times for its superb coverage of water issues during the seven-year drought. Particular attention should be paid to the March 15 editorial that called for cleaning up the San Gabriel Basin, one of the most polluted in the United States. Cleanup of the basin has taken far too long. It has been 15 years since cancer-causing chemicals were found in the ground water. Since then one-fourth of the wells have been closed. Though residents continue to receive pristine water, the valley's water boards until recently moved too slowly in cleaning polluted aquifers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 31, 1993
Congratulations to The Times for its superb coverage of water issues during the seven-year drought. Particular attention should be paid to the March 15 editorial that called for cleaning up the San Gabriel Basin, one of the most polluted in the United States. Cleanup of the basin has taken far too long. It has been 15 years since cancer-causing chemicals were found in the ground water. Since then one-fourth of the wells have been closed. Though residents continue to receive pristine water, the valley's water boards until recently moved too slowly in cleaning polluted aquifers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 13, 1991
Besides a few good, long drenchings, we need to establish a cooperative multiple-listing service to transfer water leases and water rights among high bidders, which apply water to areas of highest economic benefit. Lazear aptly describes our situation: Residential-users water allotment at 8% of state usage with non-agribusiness using a similar amount. Government agencies control everything. The Metropolitan Water District, 2,000 local water boards and combined regional boards form water policy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 15, 1991
Torres' recap of long-known valley ground-water contamination has the wrong remedy. Torres desires a new state agency. Instead "do-it-ourself" means do it locally. He should know that Metropolitan Water District, the basin watermaster and the local municipal water district will produce a negotiated win-win solution before 1996. A scheme valley ratepayers will prefer compared to a $200 million to $400 million, 80% locally funded demonstration project. Torres' project would wrest local control, but contribute only 20% federal-state funding.
NEWS
April 7, 1991
How goes the drought? Our three San Gabriel canyon reservoirs contain 32,200 acre-feet in storage, up 114% from March 19, 1990. The much larger capacity valley ground-water table has recovered a few feet from record low levels due to above average local winter rains and the so-called "March miracle." However, a decade of regrettable overproduction of well water under supervision of the (Main San Gabriel Basin) Valley Watermaster--with an exceptional year or two--has left us not much cushioning in reserve.
NEWS
August 24, 1989
The drinking water situation in the (San Gabriel) Valley well deserves this newspaper's recent important stories and editorial coverage. Public exposure adds balance to special-interest issues, which may lead private companies to substitute their own interests for the public interest. Let's share a few facts. The activists among us are urged to write a letter or place a few phone calls to curb a pending environmental abuse shown by: 1. Ninety percent of the water from your kitchen tap is pumped from the ground-water table.
NEWS
July 28, 1994 | TALLY GOLDSTEIN, Times Staff Writer
Julie Vitale expressed a common reaction to the thought of her favorite beer being made with treated sewage water. Cocking her head in disbelief, she said, "That's disgusting!" When it comes to advertising slogans, there's little doubt that "made with sewage that has undergone tertiary reclamation" doesn't have quite the same ring as "Rocky Mountain spring water" or "artesian wells." And that, some claim, is why the Miller Brewing Co.
NEWS
October 15, 1992 | BERKLEY HUDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two years ago, the election for the Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District board pitted two dominant forces against each other: environmentalists and the local water establishment. But, indicative of the rising interest in the once obscure water boards on the local political scene, the campaign for the Nov. 3 balloting is more complex and less clear-cut, with 12 candidates, including three incumbents, running this time.
NEWS
October 15, 1992 | BERKLEY HUDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two years ago, the election for the Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District board pitted two dominant forces against each other: environmentalists and the local water establishment. But, indicative of the rising interest in the once obscure water boards on the local political scene, the campaign for the Nov. 3 balloting is more complex and less clear-cut, with 12 candidates, including three incumbents, running this time.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 15, 1991
Torres' recap of long-known valley ground-water contamination has the wrong remedy. Torres desires a new state agency. Instead "do-it-ourself" means do it locally. He should know that Metropolitan Water District, the basin watermaster and the local municipal water district will produce a negotiated win-win solution before 1996. A scheme valley ratepayers will prefer compared to a $200 million to $400 million, 80% locally funded demonstration project. Torres' project would wrest local control, but contribute only 20% federal-state funding.
NEWS
October 20, 1991
To solicit comment about water concerns from residents throughout the San Gabriel Basin, the board of the Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District has scheduled a community meeting on Wednesday in Temple City. "We're seeking a consensus on what consumers in the Upper San Gabriel Valley service area want," said board president Anthony R. Fellow.
NEWS
April 7, 1991
How goes the drought? Our three San Gabriel canyon reservoirs contain 32,200 acre-feet in storage, up 114% from March 19, 1990. The much larger capacity valley ground-water table has recovered a few feet from record low levels due to above average local winter rains and the so-called "March miracle." However, a decade of regrettable overproduction of well water under supervision of the (Main San Gabriel Basin) Valley Watermaster--with an exceptional year or two--has left us not much cushioning in reserve.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 13, 1991
Besides a few good, long drenchings, we need to establish a cooperative multiple-listing service to transfer water leases and water rights among high bidders, which apply water to areas of highest economic benefit. Lazear aptly describes our situation: Residential-users water allotment at 8% of state usage with non-agribusiness using a similar amount. Government agencies control everything. The Metropolitan Water District, 2,000 local water boards and combined regional boards form water policy.
NEWS
August 24, 1989
The drinking water situation in the (San Gabriel) Valley well deserves this newspaper's recent important stories and editorial coverage. Public exposure adds balance to special-interest issues, which may lead private companies to substitute their own interests for the public interest. Let's share a few facts. The activists among us are urged to write a letter or place a few phone calls to curb a pending environmental abuse shown by: 1. Ninety percent of the water from your kitchen tap is pumped from the ground-water table.
NEWS
January 18, 1990
John E. Maulding of Hacienda Heights has been selected to the 51-member board of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, which covers the six counties of Southern California. Maulding, a former board member of the Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District, is senior vice president of Willdan Associates, a civil engineering and planning firm based in Industry.
NEWS
July 18, 1991
Emily Chen of South Pasadena High School has won the Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District design competition. She was awarded a $400 savings bond for her entry, which focused on water resource management. The design contest was aimed at raising awareness among San Gabriel Valley youth on water conservation issues.
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