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Re: Water test report

Posted by Dorrie on July 31, 2008, 12:52 pm, in reply to "Re: Water test report"

In this case it's not about how good or bad golf courses are: it's because with an aquifer of limited capacity, as demonstrated by the salt water intrusion, water is going to something nonessential, like golf, as well as to something essential like La Manzanilla. Nonessential/golf is OK until this community outgrows it's share of the water. Then what? The history of how this came to be is not clear to me, somewhere the ejido/La Huerta and El Tamarindo made some kind of agreement. El Tamarindo and the ejido have an interest in sustaining the quality of the water, but with urban growth, deforestation, and unreliable rains things don't look good.

Any water tests need to be done a various times during the year in order to clarify what is going on here. After the rains begin, given that fresh water floats on salty, the tests will express a different reality than in April or May at the drag end of the dry season.

La Huerta is responsible for suppying us with water. They should have all the relevant info about the status of this aquifer, and the relevant wells which supply the town. It would be interesting to ask them what's going on.


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