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New Year’s Water Prediction

I’d say this is a safe bet.



Jan 3, 2007

Readers wrote Monday’s column, providing predictions for some of the stories we’re likely to see in the coming year. Today, it’s my turn to give my take on what’s coming down the pike in 2007.
Before I drift off into fantasy land, which is much more fun than reality-based column writing, I have one serious prediction. I believe 2007 will be a watershed year for water in Sonoma County, both the kind we drink and the kind we flush down the toilet. Fresh water will be acknowledged as a finite, dwindling resource in the coming months, forcing policymakers to make hard choices regarding future development. Conversely, wastewater will continue to be produced in quantities too large to dispose of without making some painful choices of a different kind.