OC Register Editorial
Southern California will unquestionable need new sources of water, as demand grows in the face of unending population growth. The state already is being forced to reduce its reliance on Colorado River water, so the question remains: Where do the new sources come from?
Echoing shades of the Jimmy Carter era, environmental groups are offering the solution of conservation. That, basically, is their only solution. Instead of finding new sources of water and building better infrastructure to move existing sources around the area, the environmental community simply wants a growing population to cut back on water use.
That’s untenable, if policy makers want to accommodate growth, including economic growth, rather than impose draconian water limits on those who live here.
“Desalination must be included in any discussion of future water sources for Orange County."