theLog has an article on the current state of desal in OC. Read it here.
According to Orange County Water district’s John Kennedy, $577,000 has been spent on the Poseidon project by the OCWD this past 3 years. Of that amount, $370,000 was spent “in house”, and the remainder, $207,000 was spent “out house” on consultants.
In the first few months of the Carlsbad desal plant, they have already violated numerous pollution violations.
Coastkeepers has more information here.
Justin Fox posted an article on Bloomberg View about why desal does not make sense.
Whenever there’s a drought in California, a seemingly obvious source of new water supply beckons. The state abuts a giant ocean. Why not just take the salt out of some of that seawater? It’s the high-tech, forward-looking thing to do, right? It’s also the really expensive thing to do.
Read more here.
New Report from Stanford highlights the imports that the location of a desalination plant is critical for its overall success. Key among these are:
Article can be found here.
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.