Falling groundwater levels are on the top of many neighbors’ minds at the Trilogy neighborhood in Nipomo.
Trilogy continues to grow with plans to add more than 200 new homes as well as improved facilities on the golf course and a vineyard.
Brad Searby has been a resident of Trilogy for five years.
“Everybody out here should be concerned about it especially with California in the drought like they are, I think it’s a problem we’re all going to have and I don’t know where they believe this is going to help us at all,” said Searby.
Trilogy resident Jim Killackey said many eucalyptus trees that were in the area were chopped down to create the new development, which he believes is saving the community water.
“So as far as I can see, it’s substantial savings in the amount of water used by a vineyard compared to a golf course and a lot less compared to the eucalyptus trees that were here,” Killackey said.
On Thursday, the San Luis Obispo County planning commission will be hearing the appeal of this new construction at 2 p.m. The public is invited to attend.