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The Rio Alto Water District is a California Water District, a public agency, that is dedicated to providing the highest quality potable water and water reclamation services to its customers in the most efficient and cost effective manner.  The District's Board of Directors and employees aspire to the highest degree of integrity, honesty, trust and respect in our interaction with each other, our customers, our suppliers and our community.

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Fire Evacuee Housing Consumption Credit

August 23, 2018

In response to the Carr Fire evacuations, the District Board of Directors have determined that residents who opened their homes for evacuees should be granted additional consumption of 25 cubic feet per family, per day, added to the minimum consumption allocation for the number of days the evacuees were housed during the July/August billing period.  The party seeking the allowance must file an application with the General Manager of the District for approval.  The General Manager will approve the allowance if satisfied that it meets the intent of the Board Action.

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Plastic, plastic, everywhere

Plastic, plastic, everywhere

September 01, 2018

The production of plastic has grown 8 percent a year for decades, much more than any other manufactured material, because plastic is just so useful. We use it for packaging (43%) and construction (20%); we have plastic in our clothes, our cars, our computers.

Plastic really is everywhere.

“Roland Geyer, an industrial ecologist at the University of California, Santa Barbara, says no one had tallied how much plastic people have manufactured since its invention. When he did it, he was shocked at what he found. 'Eight point three billion metric tons of plastics produced so far. That's just really a staggering amount.' He did some calculations to understand that number. 'And it turned out that it can cover an area the size of Argentina,' he says, 'which is the eighth-largest country in the world.' 

'Ankle deep.'"NPR

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