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Water District About-Face Upsets Allies

The district that declared Santa Clarita Valley water supplies more limited than previously stated — upsetting developers, the city and school officials — reversed itself this week, aligning with other water districts on the issue.
    Before the Newhall County Water District’s 3-2 vote Thursday night, the board was already drawing criticism from its former allies.

“We are ... incredulous that you could now have on your agenda a resolution to rescind the hard-won advances that you achieved by passing Resolution 2004-3 with such strong community support last year,” wrote Jack Bohlka of the Sierra Club Angeles Chapter.
    Bohlka’s letter criticized the board for embracing a water study that factors in water from wells shut down because of contamination.


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