NITRATES IN DRINKING WATER
Analysis of the GSI Technical Memorandum — April 19, 2019
Author Larry K. Truesdale holds a Ph. D in Chemistry and a Minor in Economics. During his professional career, he directed a large, multidisciplinary research group, while managing $100M collaborations of various disciplines. Following retirement, Larry has contributed as editor for international chemistry journals. He has the annual responsibility to validate data of over 100 research reports in support of the authors’ conclusions, that these research analyses meet highest scientific standards, for further scientific review and publication.
REFERENCES: 1. GSI Water Solutions, Inc. Technical Memorandum, Morro Bay Water Reclamation Facility Groundwater Modeling, April 19, 2019, From: Dave O’Rourk and Tim Thompson, To: Eric Casares with copy to Rob Livik. 2. GSI Water Solutions, Inc. Final Report, Lower Morro Valley Basin Screening-Level Groundwater Modeling for Injection Feasibility, May 16, 2017. Prepared for Michael K. Nunley & Associates and the City of Morro Bay. 3. California Coastal Commission Sea Level Rise Policy Guidance, Final adopted Science Update, November 7, 2018, Chapter 3, Sea level Rise Science. 4. DUDEK 2012 Recycled Water Feasibility Study, March 9, 2012. Prepared for the City of Morro Bay and Cayucos Sanitary District Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade Project. 5. Cleath & Associates Morro Basin Nitrate Study, Prepared for the City Of Morro Bay, December 2007. 6. The “Morro Bay Nitrate Study”: Issues and Concerns. Richard E. T. Sadowski, Marls Jo Burton, Brian Stedjee, April 2008. 7. Larry Truesdale, Bay News, “The Myth of Water Independence”, August 2018. https://calmorrobay.com
MORRO BAY CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING – SEPTEMBER 11, 2018 – PUBLIC HEARING Item B-1
The meeting reconvened at 8:37 p.m. with all members present. https://youtu.be/-gapX14CQmE?t=5s
The Clerk announced twelve timely submitted protests had been received since the last tally, bringing the total to 2,158, not including those delivered by Ms. Donnelly. Mr. Pannone advised the Council regarding its options related to the 1,000 incomplete protests that had been submitted by Ms. Donnelly earlier in the evening.
Following discussion, there was Council concurrence not to accept those 1,000 additional incomplete protests submitted based on Ms. Hawley’s statement the votes were cast before the 218 process began, were cast on an undefined issue and did not include a date. Further, the Council determined there had been ample opportunity during the protest period to resubmit a complete protest, if desired. There was discussion about the desire to validate all the protests received based on the belief there are many invalid protests in the rough count of 2,158.
MOTION: Council Member Davis moved the Council adopt both water and sewer (wastewater) surcharges through the adoption of Resolution No. 71-18 for the proposed Water Reclamation Facility. The motion was seconded by Council Member Headding and carried unanimously, 5-0.