Tom Salmon’s letter of Aug. 17, “Too little, too late,” is full of errors.
His assertion — Los Osos “pumped over a half a year’s worth of treatable groundwater to Morro Bay” — sounds ominous, but it fails to take into consideration that between 300,000 and 1 million gallons of water drain into the bay naturally every day.
Salmon doesn’t realize that the Los Osos Community Services District had no solution to storing or putting those thousands of gallons of water anywhere, so asking the county to save the water would have put extra thousands onto the sewer project. A nonstarter.
If he really thinks litigation was an answer, he should have realized that the LOCSD is emerging from bankruptcy; where would that money come from?
Litigation takes years; the Interlocutory Stipulated Judgment itself has been going on since 2008, and it isn’t finalized yet.
Where would that leave the sewer project if work stopped? Or was that the idea here?
The CSD had to craft water conservation measures now (and would have done so years earlier if it hadn’t been broke), as failing to do so would subject them to state fines up to $10,000 a day.