15.01.2014 Local News No Comments

Orange County Water District Planning to Partner with Poseidon

The Orange County Water District is trying to find ways to make Poseidon easier to swallow. The OCWD is thinking about financing the billion dollars it will take to make this happen. That means every rate payer will be on the hook for that. They are suggesting that the desalination plant can run at night. Can you imagine the noise that will effect the residents and the wetlands all night long.

Today’s Register has an article that is trying to show OCWD in the best way possible. We must not be fooled. While the article gives some pros and a few cons, it is definitely slanted to pro Poseidon. As rate payers, we should be very concerned about becoming financially liable and about the noise the night time running would cause.
Here is an excerpt.
“Agency ponders ways to lower cost of desalinated water
OCWD report examines options in case it contract with Poseidon Water
by Jaimee Lynn Fletcher, staff writer. Mike Reicher contributed to report.
Financing the 50 million-gallons-a-day desalination project in Huntington Beach, tapping into new technology and running operations at night to avoid high energy costs are some of the options the Orange County Water District is considering to lower the cost of desalinated water should the agency decide to contract with Poseidon Resources.


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