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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...

Poseidon Water Supports Recent State Action on Improving Water Supply

Poseidon Water Supports Recent State Action on Improving Water Supply State water board takes recent action in wake of tremendous state support of water supply improvement and expansion  Huntington Beach, CALIF. – Over the past two days, California Governor Jerry Brown and leaders from both parties in the State Legislature ha...

OCWD Releases Term Sheet to purchase 50 million gallons of desalinated water per day

Poseidon Water Applauds OCWD, Community for Desal Efforts OCWD releases term sheet to purchase 50 million gallons of desalinated water  FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CALIF. – Last night, the OCWD released a draft term sheet between the district and Poseidon Resources (Surfside) LLC (Poseidon), in which OCWD would purchase 50 million gallo...

OC Register Editorial: OCWD should start talks on buying desal water

Poseidon OC Register Editorial_010715 The Orange County Water District’s board of directors will consider this evening whether the district should formally enter negotiations with Poseidon Resources to purchase the 56,000 acre-feet of water to be produced each year by its planned Huntington Beach Ocean Desalination Project. Op...

OC Register Editorial: Answer for a Thirsty County

The Orange County Register published_an_editorial on Monday, June 16, 2014 lauding the Grand Jury’s report that notes the importance of a diversified water supply. Additionally, the Orange County Register ran three letters_to_the_editor on Saturday, June 14, 2014 identifying desalination as an important tool in Orange Coun...

OC Grand Jury: Time to move on desalination plants – OC Register

Link to pdf of OC Register article: OCR_060714 Grand jury: Time to move on desalination plants Saying environmental accommodations have been made, and comparing the cost to the luxury of premium coffee, a report calls for ‘world class’ plants to ensure a water supply unbroken by drought or disaster. By MEGHANN M. CUN...