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1. Do you surf, swim or fish at or near San Diego’s beaches? Yes No
2. Has your use of the beach or ocean been adversely impacted by a wastewater (not a storm water) event? Yes No
3. How do you believe the quality of the ocean along San Diego’s shoreline has changed over the past five years? Improved Deteriorated Same
4. What is more important to you reducing discharge to the ocean or minimizing lost coastal habitat? Reducing Ocean Discharge Minimizing Land Impact
5. The Federal Clean Water Act requires all publicly owned treatment plants to discharge at a secondary level regardless of whether the receiving waters are streams, rivers, lakes or oceans. Should one rule apply to all treatment plants or should there be mitigating factors (e.g. discharge levels and environmental monitoring) that weigh into this requirement? One standard for all Case by case basis
6. The Point Loma Wastewater Treatment Plant’s current treatment and removal rate for suspended solids is 80% and biological oxygen demand 58%. Are you willing to support wastewater rate increases to achieve secondary standards of 85% each for TSS/BOD? Yes No
7. Do you think upgrades to Secondary Treatment would be a justified cost to ratepayers in San Diego and the residents of the 15 nearby cities and districts that make up the San Diego Metropolitan Wastewater System? Yes No
8. Should the City of San Diego commit to Secondary Treatment? Commit to Secondary Treatment Do not commit to Secondary Treatment
9. If the Point Loma Wastewater Treatment Plant is upgraded to secondary standards should the City aggressively attempt to obtain adjacent land to minimize construction cost ($1B) or move forward with existing land ($1.5B)? Using adjacent land does convert 40 acres from undeveloped Coastal Scrub to industrial use. Minimize cost and seek adjacent land Build within existing land
10. If the City of San Diego had $1 billion to spend, what would your priorities be? Please rank your spending priorities with 1 being the highest priority, 6 being the lowest priority.
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Secondary Wastewater Treatment at Point Loma
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