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OC Water District Board Meeting
Starts: 5:30 pm
Ends: September 7, 2016 - 7:00 pm
Location: 18700 Ward St, Fountain Valley, CA 92708, USA
R4RD Board Meeing
Starts: 7:00 pm
Ends: September 7, 2016 - 8:00 pm
Location: 21352 Yarmouth Ln, Huntington Beach, CA 92646, USA
OC Water District Board Meeting
Starts: 5:30 pm
Ends: September 21, 2016 - 7:00 pm
Location: 18700 Ward St, Fountain Valley, CA 92708, USA
OC Water District Board Meeting
Starts: 5:30 pm
Ends: October 5, 2016 - 7:00 pm
Location: 18700 Ward St, Fountain Valley, CA 92708, USA
R4RD Board Meeing
Starts: 7:00 pm
Ends: October 5, 2016 - 8:00 pm
Location: 21352 Yarmouth Ln, Huntington Beach, CA 92646, USA

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    Pollution Violations from Posideon

  • In the first few months of the Carlsbad desal plant, they have already violated numerous pollution violations.

    Coastkeepers has more information here.

  • Water Wars

  • OC Register has a good article about why Irvine Water District is against Poseidon. John Kennedy, OCWD’s executive director of engineering and water resources, said

    [OCWD’s] pending pact with Poseidon will increase those costs as much as 53 percent – costs that ultimately will be passed on to ratepayers

    Read the article here.

  • Irvine Water District Desal Website

  • Irvine Water District, a customer of OCWD, has many concerns about the Poseidon desalinization plant.

    Find out more by visiting their website.

Outside OCWD

    New Stanford Report: Desal Location is Key

  • New Report from Stanford highlights the imports that the location of a desalination plant is critical for its overall success.  Key among these are:

    1. Easy access to renewable engine
    2. Ability to use subsurface intake
    3. Availability of other water supplies

    Article can be found here.

  • Managing Drought: Learning from Australia

  • A new report shows strategies developed and mistakes made during Australia’s decade-long millennium drought provide a powerful resource for California, as the state enters its fifth year of severe drought.  The report can be found here.

  • South OC has little demand for Desal Water

  • South Orange County has to import most of their water, but not too interested in expensive desal water.  Orange County Water District General Manager Michael Markus said the South Coast Water District plans to build a plant at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point that was expected to produce 15 million gallons of desalinated water per day.  However, Kennedy said

    [Doheny Desal] expected production was cut to 5 million gallons per day because of a lack of interest from surrounding water agencies

    The LA Times article can be found here.