Giant Waterslide Coming to Sacramento, Possible Water Issues?

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Who could say it wouldn't be fun to see a water slide - three football fields long -  take over the streets Sacramento?

"I think it's just frigging awesome.  I would love it," Tiarra Scott said.

"Okay, so like, that's totally awesome.  It goes down the whole entire street. I would go to it yeah...I would say we should do it," grinned Mina Dimas.

"I'd ride it right now," Sacramentan Dennis Quilter said.

This sure-bet for family fun just announced for June 13th by 'Slide the City'  - an even more intriguing idea for folks in the Capital City enduring a string of frightfully foggy days in  a frigid January.

But the slide may be on - well - a slippery slope.

Three football fields worth of a slide requires three football fields worth of water.

"I feel like we need to save  the water, cause it's not worth it.  I've seen how the lakes were and all that. I mean, even after the big rain we had.  It's still not worth it," William Strawn said.

It's not worth it, Strawn says, because 80% of California is still in an extreme drought.

It was almost one year ago exactly that Sacramento's City Council mandated 20 to 30 percent less usage of the wet stuff by implementing stage two of its water shortage contingency plan.

Similar conditions sent September plans for 'Slide the City'  L.A. right down the drain as homeowners petitioned for cancellation and city leaders denied the event operating permits.

'Slide the City' states their apparatus would use 15,000 to 20,000 gallons of water that would be treated and recycled throughout the day.

'Slide the City' is currently selling tickets ranging from $15 to $60 dollars for that June date, but Sacramento city leaders tell FOX40 no permit paperwork's been submitted for what may end up being an H20 oh-no.


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