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Change is coming 

Nancy Bast ("Ulterior agendas," July 26) researches some potential reasons for placing the Morro Bay Wastewater Reclamation Facility (WRF) at the TRI-W site, and determines that it may be because city leaders are scheming to see surrounding property developed for some nefarious motives. The fact is that the TRI-W site was determined to be the best site (of at least five that were thoroughly studied) to serve the entire community's needs while meeting coastal regulations, capturing finance opportunities, being safe, and satisfying neighbors.

An unstated but obvious fact is that Morro Bay is due to have a growth spurt whether or not the TRI-W site is used for the WRF. Our town has a climate where humans can live in comfortable weather surrounded by breathtaking vistas and an exquisite national estuary. It is a self-contained small, safe town where growth has been restrained for decades. The city would be wise to locate a top-quality, long lasting, WRF in the middle of property that may see development, but that does not mean there are motives afoot to benefit anyone in particular.

Forty dollars a month is hardly onerous for clean water that will enhance our supplies for decades and prevent continued overload of the current wastewater treatment system. We've underpaid for infrastructure for years and now we need to catch up.

Change is coming—why not be prepared for it?

Tom Harrington

Morro Bay

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