The Press-Telegram Was Quick To Judge Poseidon Resources And Its Seawater Desalination Projects Without All The Facts
Denis Bilodeau, PE
President John F. Kennedy once said, “If we could ever competitively, at a cheap rate, get fresh water from salt water … it would be in the long-range interests of humanity which would really dwarf any other scientific accomplishments.” That was 1962. Today, almost 50 years later, California is on the precipice of pioneering the Pacific Ocean as a critical element of its drinking water supply.
Scott Maloni, VP Poseidon Resources
In the short period that I have come to know OC Coastkeeper Executive Director Garry Brown, I have found him to be a passionate and pragmatic advocate for the coastal environment. While we don’t agree on seawater desalination and our Huntington Beach project, his arguments mostly have been factual, and he has handled himself professionally and respectfully. Unfortunately, in his recent opinion piece, “Desalination plant will cost more than GWRS” (Sounding Off, Nov. 29), Brown has resorted to disseminating misinformation about Poseidon and the project.
“Desalination must be included in any discussion of future water sources for Orange County."