Desalination: Little Oversight of California Water Boards

Inside Doheny Beach pilot desal plant

Dana Point, California –When it comes to pushing for energy-intensive ocean desalination projects along the coast of California, the motivation of some water board members is being questioned. Continue reading Desalination: Little Oversight of California Water Boards

Poseidon’s Desalinization Plant: Dream Water Supply or Draining the Pacific and Taxpayers?

The Carlsbad desalinization plant. Photo: Poseidon Resources LLC
The Carlsbad desalinization plant. Photo: Poseidon Resources LLC
CARLSBAD, CA – High on a hill above this sunny beach town sits a reservoir filled with water pumped from hundreds of miles away. But the price of that imported water is soaring, and supplies are shrinking. Local officials see salvation to the west – a huge new desalination plant that would turn 300 million gallons a day of the sparkling Pacific Ocean into a new, 50 million gallon river of drinking water.

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DESAL TIMELINE

Six weeks and counting. That’s how much time Poseidon officials have to clear a laundry list of approvals, then persuade Wall Street investors to buy $530 million in bonds to construct their 50 million gallon a day seawater desalination plant.

Senior vice president Peter MacLaggan said company personnel and southern California water officials alike are “working day and night to get to the finish line…everybody’s making a tremendous effort.”

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