Water Officials Warn Of Looming Crisis As Poseidon Prepares For Hearing On Final Permit For Desalination Plant
Water Officials Wary Of Dwindling Supply Because Of Drought. Poseidon Water Proposes Privately Funded Desalination Plant In Huntington Beach That Would Produce 50 Million Gallons Of Fresh Water Daily.
Huntington Beach, CA – As the Coastal Commission prepares in November to consider the Huntington Beach Desalination project, years of drought are threatening future water supplies in Southern California.
Find out more about the site hazard assessment report as well as seismic, tsunami and flood mitigation plan for the HB Desalination Project. Even though independent scientific studies have concluded that tsunami, sea level rise and earthquake hazard risk at the proposed Huntington Beach Seawater Desalination facility site are extremely low, Poseidon water has gone above and beyond all state and federal requirements and Coastal Act provisions. The Geotechnical Hazards Assessment Report and Seismic Tsunami Response Plan ensure that even in an extreme worst-case scenario hazard event, all potential risks are fully minimized.
Printed in the San Diego Union Tribune, October 9, 2013
By Mimi Walters & Lou Correa
In December 2012, the pumps that send water from Northern California to Southern California were throttled back yet again in order to protect the Delta Smelt and comply with the regulations in the Endangered Species Act. Unfortunately, that month was also the only wet month that California has enjoyed over the last year. Indeed, the first half of 2013 reportedly has been the driest stretch in state history.
“Desalination must be included in any discussion of future water sources for Orange County."
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