Coping with drought: As Southern California gets drier, we’re all going to have to swallow tougher water measures
Los Angeles Times
In the late summer of a bone-dry 2007, 2008 is already looking like another bad year for water supplies in Southern California. It’s past time for Los Angeles to start paying attention.
- Permit Streamlining Agreement Approved for Huntington Beach Desalination Project
- New State Water Policy Provides Clear Path for Seawater Desalination Permitting in California
- Desalination Deal Protects Taxpayers
- New York Times – For Drinking Water in Drought, California Looks Warily to the Sea
- Desalination Can Provide Cost-Effective, Reliable Water for Coastal California Residents
- October 13th, 2016 Permit Streamlining Agreement Approved for Huntington Beach Desalination Project
- August 19th, 2016 Poseidon Working on Interagency Agreement to Streamline Permitting for Huntington Beach Desalination Project
- December 10th, 2015 Legislative Leaders Support HB Desal Project
- November 19th, 2015 Huntington Beach Desalination Project to be California’s first large-scale water treatment facility to be 100% carbon neutral
- September 3rd, 2015 Side by Side Comparison of Intake Alternatives
- September 2nd, 2015 Coastal Commission to Consider Proposed Huntington Beach Desalination Project
A review of the public record shows that all environmental impact analysis, including one done by the City of Huntington Beach as well as one done by the Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board, conclude that this desalination facility can be constructed in a way that would result in impacts that are “less than significant.” Therefore, we urge your support.
-Dave Stefanides, Government Affairs Director, Orange County Association of REALTORS®, June 26, 2013
“Desalination must be included in any discussion of future water sources for Orange County.
-Orange County Grand Jury, June 19, 2013
Metropolitan supports development of a seawater desalination project in Huntington Beach…the completed project would help diversify Southern California’s water resource portfolio and provide a new, local water supply that would help reduce the reliance on imported supplies to meet expected future demand.
-Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, December 6, 2011
MWDOC’s Urban Water Management Plan identifies seawater desalination as a critical component of its plan to diversify the County’s water supply and reduce demand on imported water.
-Municipal Water District of Orange County, October 31, 2011
This local, drought-proof water supply reduces the county’s dependence on imported water and will contribute to a stronger economy, new jobs and millions in tax revenues.
-California Department of Water Resources, October 14, 2010
This fresh water facility would bring millions in revenue to Orange County - money that could support schools, police and fire protection, health, welfare, and transportation.
- Orange County Taxpayers Association
Orange County has an opportunity to play a leadership role by planning for its future. While the fresh water facility is not the sole answer to Southern California water needs, it should definitely be included especially given the current state of California's levee system.
- Lucy Dunn, Vice President Orange County Business Council
The builder will spend tens of millions of dollars locally to build a water facility for the benefit of Orange county residents. Private investors will put up the money and take all financial risk. It's a win win situation.
- Reed L. Royalty, President Orange County Taxpayers Assocition
This facility will ease the tax burden on the rest of us, but will demand little in government services.
- Orange County Taxpayers Association