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Palo Alto prepares for colossal upgrade to wastewater plan

Original post made on Nov 17, 2022

Seeking to reduce the amount of nitrogen that flows into the San Francisco Bay, Palo Alto and its partner cities are preparing to make a $193 million upgrade to the Regional Water Quality Control Plant.

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Posted by MyFeelz
a resident of JLS Middle School
on Nov 17, 2022 at 12:22 pm

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Get ready for more insider wheeler-dealers and shell game operatives in City Council member's clothing. I agree with all the comments here except for the ones below mine.

Mountain View, famous for "that's not how we do things here" -- should be adopted as their official slogan. PA's should be "Oh my gosh!"

Posted by Native to the BAY
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Nov 17, 2022 at 2:06 pm

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@MyFeelz it's more than poop that's on the rise ! It ain't called the BayArea for nothing. The golden flush.

Posted by MyFeelz
a resident of JLS Middle School
on Nov 17, 2022 at 5:59 pm

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@Native, if they were really smart they would figure out how to build the fiber optic network underneath the foundation of this colossal (!!!) expenditure. And at the same time, get our superior local brainiacs to figure out how to turn poop into money.

Posted by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Nov 18, 2022 at 8:49 pm

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So the state is demanding more housing and threatening to remove funding if the cities do not produce results. Single topic goals - they do not want to integrate the idea that the more people you put in housing the more waste is produced that the city is required to process. Time for the lawyers to challenge the state goals with the rationale that we need to first upgrade our infrastructure to handle the added waste produced by the added people. And do not forget to add the "water" issue - we do not have enough water to support a growing population. We are in a state of diminsishing returns here. Deal with the obvious problems first and let the lawyers fight back against the state mandates which are totally unrealisitic.

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