Friday, September 21, 2012
I doubt many KUSP listeners have focused their attention on the Garrapata Water System. I happen to know, though, that KUSP does have a dedicated band of listeners in Big Sur. What happens to the Garrapata Water System may be highly relevant to them.
It was, in fact, a listener in Big Sur who first suggested that KUSP sponsor a “Land Use Report,” to provide information about key land use issues affecting the Central Coast. In a lot of ways, I am here each weekday morning because of some KUSP listeners in Big Sur.
So, while everyone should be concerned about the Garrapata Water System, since everything is hitched to everything else, as John Muir noted, this item is mostly for those living on the Big Sur coast, and specifically for those who may rely on, or be affected by, what happens with the Garrapata Water System.
A “Clearinghouse” bulletin from the Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments indicates that Monterey County is doing an “initial study” on a proposal to demolish two 13,000-gallon water tanks, to install two 32,000-gallon water tanks, and to install approximately 1,200 linear feet of distribution pipe, and a new filtration system, along with a new accessory structure.
If you want to follow up, there is more information in today’s blog at kusp.org/landuse.
The proposed project is located on APN: 243-301-021
Public review of the initial study ends on October 4, 2012
For more information on the proposed project contact: Joseph Sidor – 831-755-5262