1. What are the Love’s Point Parcel’s water challenges?

The Love’s Point Parcels have access to three sources of water.
Each has it’s own challenges for providing high quality, potable water.

I. Clear Lake water.

  • Parcels A, C, D, E & F have a common legal easement for accessing Clear Lake. However, other abutting properties also share this easement. Current installations in this easement govern further development, and require negotiations with neighbors.
  • Although commonly accessed as a domestic water source, the advisability of using Clear Lake water (especially for drinking) remains widely disputed
  • Any Clear Lake water system requires a competently managed, consistently monitored, and reliably serviced treatment infrastructure.
  • Agricultural use of Clear Lake water also requires special attentiveness due to regular application of herbicides to lake shoreline flora.
  • Any water system serving more than four end-users legally requires official formation of a water “district” or “company” with stringent water quality monitoring and reporting requirements.
  • Access of Clear Lake water cannot be done on an individual Parcel basis, but must be a cooperative effort based on an overall master development plan.

II. Well Water

  • The wells currently located on Parcel A and Parcel B appear to access the same substantial aquifer, but the water is highly turbid with a colloidal clay. This means that the water cannot be “conventionally” clarified or filtered.
  • Clarification of the Love’s Point well water will always require stocking a flocculant product of one kind or another.
  • The current clarification process used in the active Love’s Point Parcel A system is labor intensive and costly.

III. Rain Water Catchment

  • Although Lake County’s average rain fall of 20 inches per year or more could well serve an efficiently designed rain water management system, the idea is novel, requires infrastructure development and significant water user attitude change

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