A new waterpark is headed to Dublin, Calif. But local residents are not too pleased with the decision to construct what is being dubbed as the "biggest and best" in the East Bay.
Top of mind is the continuing drought in the state, where residents of cities throughout the area are being asked to cut water use by upwards of 25 percent.
The 31,000-square-foot boardwalk-style facility, which is slated to open in 2017, will feature six water slides, three pools -- including an outdoor 11-lane Olympic-size pool -- a water playground and a 2,000-seat outdoor performing arts center, according to the Contra Costa Times. But members of the local community are asking for the project to be scaled back so it will reduce the impact it has on the water supply.
"They're also asking the California League of Conservation Voters to challenge the approval in light of the state's mandatory water cuts, accusing council members of forging ahead in order to "preserve their legacy," the news agency reports. "
However, city and water district officials say it's too early to be concerned with how the park may affect the water supply.
Other waterparks in regions also struggling with drought recently have come up with ways to save water, including a number of facilities in California and Nevada, where drought also is a m major concern. Read More