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John Pilch, a San Carlos resident and member of the Navajo Planning Board, again appeared before the City Council with complaints about SDG&E water trucks tearing up roads in the community as they travel from filling stations to construction areas for the Sunrise Powerlink.

Pilch also objects to the fact that the energy company hauls more than 300,000 gallons of potable drinking water from hydrants along Lake Murray Boulevard to use for construction. The company, according to a spokesperson at SDG&E, pays for the water and has a permit.

"While you lawns are turning brown, 500,000 gallons of your drinking water is going daily...for dust abatement. Think about that next time you don't turn on your sprinklers," said Pilch during public comment.

After his comments, councilmember Emerald responded to his concerns.

"The street repairs to Lake Murray and Frontage Road will begin next Monday, October 24, and will continue during the duration of the project."

Emerald then said that SDG&E will continue filling up at nearby fire hydrants, but is in the process of obtaining permits to use reclaimed water from tanks in Otay Mesa.

"We shouldn't be using potable water at construction sites. We just shouldn't," stated Emerald.

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