UPDATE: It appears the discrepancy is because the city’s water tally only included the pool, while the water district was including the pool, irrigation, toilets, showers, etc. When all of that is factored in, the city thinks it would be closer to four million gallons a year, but that number is not definitive.
It’s still unclear how much water Fremont’s new water park is going to use. Earlier this year, the water district said it would be about 6.2 million gallons a year — the equivalent of 50 single-family homes.
But the city said that was way off, and that the most it would use would be about 1.1 million gallons — equivalent to about nine homes.
It turns out the district is using figures from the project’s architect and the city is using projections from the pool manager, said Water District GM Paul Piraino. He said the two agencies haven’t reconciled their numbers yet, and that, obviously, they have some concern about the discrepancy.