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 infrastructure that goes out into the ocean today.
- Top Environmental Leaders Boxer and Núñez Call for Approval of HB Desal Project
- Lake Oroville Crisis Holds Lesson for Orange County
- Permit Streamlining Agreement Approved for Huntington Beach Desalination Project
- Poseidon Working on Interagency Agreement to Streamline Permitting for Huntington Beach Desalination Project
- Legislative Leaders Support HB Desal Project
- April 19th, 2017 Top Environmental Leaders Boxer and Núñez Call for Approval of HB Desal Project
- February 26th, 2017 Lake Oroville Crisis Holds Lesson for Orange County
- 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
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, Chief Executive Officer, Orange County Association of REALTORS®
“Desalination must be included in any discussion of future water sources for Orange County.
-Orange County Grand Jury
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
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
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 Huntington Beach - money that could support libraries, police and fire protection, parks and city street improvements.
- James O'Callaghan, President and CEO, Huntington Beach Chamber of Commerce
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, President and CEO, 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 protecting Orange County's taxpayers. It's a win-win situation.
Carolyn Cavecche, President and CEO, Orange County Taxpayers Association