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Legislative Leaders Support HB Desal Project

Legislative Leaders Support Huntington Beach Desal Project and Call on Coastal Commission Staff to Schedule Hearing   Huntington Beach, CA –Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) and Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) expressed their strong support for the pending Huntington Beach desalination pro...

Huntington Beach Desalination Project to be California’s first large-scale water treatment facility to be 100% carbon neutral

Huntington Beach, CA – Today, Poseidon Water announced its unprecedented commitment to carbon neutrality by offsetting 100% of the direct and indirect emissions from the construction and operation of its proposed Huntington Beach Seawater Desalination Plant, which is currently under review by the California Coastal Commission....

Side by Side Comparison of Intake Alternatives

  After looking at a side by side comparison of the two intake system alternatives, it’s no wonder the Independent Scientific Technical Advisory Panel (ISTAP) decided the subsurface infiltration gallery seawater intake system was infeasible.  Poseidon has resubmitted its application using the existing pipeline infras...

Coastal Commission to Consider Proposed Huntington Beach Desalination Project

Huntington Beach, CA – Today, Poseidon Water announced that it has resubmitted its application to the California Coastal Commission for the proposed Huntington Beach Desalination Project (Project).   The application comes after the successful completion of the Commission’s Independent Scientific Technical Advisory Panel’s...

New State Water Policy Provides Clear Path for Seawater Desalination Permitting in California

Huntington Beach, CA – Today, the State Water Resources Control Board approved the long-awaited seawater desalination amendment to the state’s Ocean Plan. The new policy confirms that seawater desalination facilities can be sited, built, and operated without significant, unmitigable impacts to coastal and marine resources, a...

Desalination Deal Protects Taxpayers

Ocean desalination is an urgent necessity for Orange County. As California faces mandatory water restrictions for the first time in history, we need to be pursuing all of our options. I often hear versions of the question, “How will Orange County protect itself from this systemic water crisis?” As a scientist, doctor and fat...

Governor’s Latest Action Further Supports Permit Streamlining for Seawater Desalination

Huntington Beach, CA – Today, Poseidon Water applauded Governor Jerry Brown’s latest action to streamline California’s environmental permitting for local water supply projects. On April 28th the Governor directed the Office of Planning and Research, amongst other state agencies, to “help local water agencies reduce the t...

New York Times – For Drinking Water in Drought, California Looks Warily to the Sea

CARLSBAD, Calif. — Every time drought strikes California, the people of this state cannot help noticing the substantial reservoir of untapped water lapping at their shores — 187 quintillion gallons of it, more or less, shimmering so invitingly in the sun. Now, for the first time, a major California metropolis is on the verge...

Desalination Can Provide Cost-Effective, Reliable Water for Coastal California Residents

Poseidon Water can provide coastal residents with sustainable drinking water for less than a penny per gallon   Huntington Beach, CALIF. – With the state reaching historically low snowpack levels and the Governor calling for mandatory water usage cuts, Poseidon Water is working with coastal California communities to provide a...

Governor Brown’s Executive Order to Streamline Regulatory Process for Desalination Plants

Following measurement of the lowest snowpack ever recorded in California history, Governor Jerry Brown announced today, an executive order that will save water, increase enforcement of wasteful water use, invest in new technologies, and streamline the permitting process for water infrastructure projects such as desalination faci...


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