The Santa Clara County Water District is faced with fines for oil spills in several local reservoirs. The timing is terrible for the water district as they are preparing a measure for a $52-per-year parcel tax for the next 15 years. According to the Water District, no environmental damage has happened as the spills have been minimal. The article blends in opinions and statements form both the SCCWD as well as several environmentalist who wonder why the water district is not currently working to repair the old dams. If the dams are not upgraded relatively soon, the environmental damage could become a greater concern.