Recognizing the need for a climate-resilient water portfolio like desalination, Governor Gavin Newsom issued Executive Order N-10-19, which acknowledges that climate change will increase the risk of drought and water supply reliability and directs local state agencies to prepare a plan for prioritizing climate-resilient water supplies. Desalination is the single largest climate resilient water supply solution available in the state today.
The Huntington Beach Desalination Facility will produce 50 million gallons of drinking water per day from an untapped and drought-proof source – the Pacific Ocean.
Research Findings Reveal 84% of Orange County Voters Support a Desalination Plant in Huntington Beach
Eighty-one percent also express concern about water shortages in Southern California, with more than two in five noting they would consider moving out of Orange County if the issue continued to persist
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. – April 30, 2019 – Poseidon Water today released the findings of “Assessing Perceptions and Impact of Water Supply Resources,” a survey examining 1,000 registered Orange County voters’ perceptions and attitudes about water supply, conducted by Wakefield Research. The survey found that the vast majority of Orange County voters (81%) are concerned about water shortages in Southern California and more than half (51%) say they would consider moving if the issue continues to persist. In fact, when asked what comes to mind as the most important issue for Orange County, water shortages were second only to homelessness.
“Desalination must be included in any discussion of future water sources for Orange County."